Victor Wainwright

The official website for Victor Wainwright and all his projects; Including his band The WildRoots and Southern Hospitality. Victor Wainwright is an award winning singer, songwriter and piano player. Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. 

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Listen to Family Roots

by Victor Wainwright

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Victor has recorded a new double disc deluxe live-in-studio album of his favorites and fan favorites in Memphis at his studio, Soul Sway Studios. The two discs have songs that Victor grew up listening to and songs that his band plays live now.

The first disc, entitled Still Smokin'!, a lighthearted reference to his last studio album Lit Up! , is filled with nostalgic country and blues tunes. What really makes this disc special, though, is the talent on it. This album was recorded with Victor's grandfather, Jesse Wainwright, and his father, Victor, Sr. Both sang and played on the album, helping to honor their deep rooted "family roots". With drums from Victor's touring drummer Billy Dean, bass and lead guitars from Memphis musician Josh Roberts, as well as mandolin and background vocals from longtime guitarist for Victor Wainwright, Greg Gumpel, the album skyrockets as a tribute to the songs of Victor's youth. World famous blues singer Reba Russell graciously lends her voice to the project as well. These are the songs that Victor heard his father and grandfather play in venues and at home when he was growing up. Still Smokin'! stands as a totem, a photo album, and a solidification of the core values of the Wainwright family that will last forever. Here's a quote from Victor Wainwright, Sr. on recording the album:

One of the most special times of my life was being with my Dad and my Son recording this CD. It’s always fun when we are together. They both are extremely talented men who, like me, have deep family values and love to entertain. It has been passed on from Dad to Son to Grandson. This music has already brought tears to my eyes and I am so fortunate to have them both! Thanks also to Billy Dean, Josh, Roberts, Reba Russel and Dawn Hopkins for their support.

The second disc, affectionately entitled Extended Stay , is a collection of songs that Victor's touring band, composed of Billy Dean, Nick Black, and Will Hanlon, performs all over the world to fans of the blues and genuine rock 'n roll. These songs were performed completely live in the studio just as they are on stage. Feel that energy and feel the house rock!

Both of these discs, more than anything, are labors of love for everyone that contributed. Recorded and mixed by legendary Memphis engineer Dawn Hopkins, this album is ready to be taken home by you at any live show that performs.

 Get a copy for yourself and get ready to feel like a part of the family with FAMILY  ROOTS!

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