Photo by Jim Arbogast
Thomas Wynn and the Believers are a six-piece ensemble from Orlando, Florida who have been named the #1 local rock andcountry/folk band for the past seven years by Orlando Weekly. Led by Thomas and his sister Olivia — who honed their skills performing in church as kids — the band’s deep southern heat, complex, pulsing rhythms, and self-styled “blood harmonies” evoke the best of CSNY, John Prine, and Levon Helm.
Classic rock flows through Thomas’ veins – his father was the drummer for the country rock band Cowboys, and while his classmates were listening to Green Day and Nirvana, he was wearing out his copy of The Band’s Music from Big Pink.
The Believers have shared the stage with artists like Cheap Trick, Gov’t Mule, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Drive-By Truckers, where Wynn’s spirit-moving vocals, passionate lyrics, and emotional delivery are uniquely supported by sister Olivia’s engaging and captivating voice and presence.
The band’s third studio album Wade Waist Deep is out May 22 via Mascot Label Group, and today Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “My Eyes Won’t Be Open” from the effort. This is what Thomas Wynn had to say about it:
“The idea for the song ‘My Eyes Won’t Be Open’ came from Eastern European lore. I heard once that if you ‘died with your eyes open, you died with regrets.’ The imagery, and the question of ‘how do I die with my eyes closed?’ impacted me greatly. I called my friend Tyler Bryant and we drew out an answer from the ether, from ourselves, and from each other with this song.” – Thomas Wynn
(Visit the band here: https://www.thomaswynnandthebelievers.com/.)