The highly anticipated, debut EP from C3 Records‘ first signee, Welles,is out today. The band is fronted by Jehsea Wells, a prolific songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and monstrous vocalist who recently relocated from Ozark, Akansas to Nashville. Early enthusiasts are comparing the 23-year-old’s distinguished growl and striking lyricism to rock legends, while he readily self-describes the sound as “burnt toast.”
Welles earned early repute with a resonating set of showcases at SXSW this year. The band will go on to play a selection of tour dates this summer, including Governors Ball and Bonnaroo. Shows are listed below. More to be announced.
June 2 | New York, NY at Knitting Factory
June 3 | New York, NY at Governors Ball
June 8 | Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo
June 21 | Davenport, IA at The Raccoon
June 22 | Yorkville, IL at The Law Office Pub and Music Hall