Westrock celebrate the great outdoors on their debut album Welcome To The River — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Welcome To The River is meant to be stories of people who are happier outside,” the country-tinged Colorado folk-rockers say in a press release. “Whether it is agriculture or recreation, the common theme is friends, adventures, and peace found somewhere in the sun … We’re here to celebrate the mountain tribe and get down with those who would rather be outside.”
An uplifting collection of songs dedicated to the outdoors lifestyle shared by everyone from cowboys to hippies, Welcome To The River the nine-song set spotlights the quintet’s signature red-dirt country sound, complete with ample vocal harmonies, electric guitar, bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums and fiddle.
Westrock are the brainchild of frontman August Huckabee. August grew up on a farm in West Texas and has deep roots in the Texas scene, influenced by artists like Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen and the Turnpike Troubadours. Since leaving Texas in 2014 to pursue work in Colorado, his lyrics have grown to reflect the outdoor lifestyle. Hiking, whitewater rafting, and skiing are the rhythms of the people of the Western United States, and Westrock fuse the blues / country / grass sounds of red dirt with lyrics and stories from the mountains. Westrock were formed in 2018 and put out numerous singles, along with an EP in 2020 before Welcome To The River.