Breaking It Down With Wesley Bright

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Wesley Bright has been singing since he was a kid in church — and even though he’s now a rapidly rising star in the world of what could be called “nuevo retro music,” not so much has changed outside of that. He confesses that even though he is the least academically schooled in the technical execution of music out of the people in his band (the Honeytones,) he relies on that gut “feeling” — the same as he would get while singing in church — to know that he is performing just right.

On Thursday, August 10, Wesley Bright and the Honeytones will kick off the beginning of a mini Ohio tour at the Union Bar in Athens. Tickets are $8 pre-order and $10 at the door. The D-Rays will open the show.

WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Bright about how he goes about executing his music, what it means to perform soul music for a 2017 crowd, and what’s up next for the Akron-based outfit.