Cover Photo by Ben Porter Photography
By: Addie Hayes, Editor/Lead Writer, Regional Music Journal
Texas native Koe Wetzel has been hard at work and touring heavily, bringing his music to fans all over the country. He stands out in the Texas and Oklahoma country music scene with a mix of southern rock, red dirt and the raw emotions of Texas country music. Koe Wetzel began performing at an early age, honing his talent over the years, and all of his hard work is paying off in a big way with a solid following and the release of his most recent album Harold Saul High.
During an interview on Radio Texas Live, Wetzel talked about the album saying, “Since Noise Complaint I’ve lost my best friend and my uncle. They were both huge fans and never got to see where we are today. So I made up a high school with their names in it. The album as a whole is a high school themed album.”
Harold Saul High opens with a high school talent show skit titled “Talent Show”. The first song, “Forever” talks about freedom after leaving high school, lost love and regret for past choices. On the track “What You Deserve”, Wetzel sings about a toxic relationship. At one point he sings, “They all see an angel and I see the antichrist”. The album deals with painful breakups on tracks like “L.T.W.Y.H.M.”, “Nothing Left to Say” and “She Can’t Stop Crying”
Wetzel also sings about issues like drug use on songs such as “Too High to Cry” and “Powerball”, and addresses the complicated emotions of young love on “The Worst Part” and “One and Only”. Koe Wetzel’s strengths lay in his ability to sing about raw emotions with conviction. His strong vocals are often accompanied by hauntingly beautiful melodies that reach deep inside a person and connect with the most fragile pieces of our humanity. It’s no wonder Koe Wetzel has become so popular and loved by country music fans.
On Friday, August 2, 2019, Koe Wetzel will appear at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, along with Giovannie & The Hired Guns. Tickets are still available at The Criterion website. This is one show fans don’t want to miss.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
08/02/19 – Oklahoma City @ The Criterion
08/09/19 – Springfield, MO @ Midnight Rodeo
08/23/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
09/05/19 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
09/26/19 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
09/27/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
09/28/19 – Chicago, IL @ Joe’s on Weed St
10/01/19 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/03/19 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
10/30/19 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Brewsky’s
11/01/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Bham
12/13/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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