For the past twenty years, award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Wes Weddell has worked multiple shifts in the engine room of Seattle’s roots music scene, keeping hands in abundant projects as frontman, sideman, writer, teacher, and community-builder. “Always heartfelt and well-constructed” (Seattle Weekly), listeners have come to expect Weddell’s regionally rooted songs to “speak for themselves” (No Depression).
In 2010, Weddell began working with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, an expanding collective of songwriters who each compose new music inspired by literature to share in monthly showcases focused around specific books. Songs from this catalog appear on his latest solo release, Somewhere in the Middle (2019), and comprise the entirety of the full-band showpiece Nobody’s Flag (2015).
A native of Pullman, WA, Weddell at one point held a full-time Seattle Mariners media credential and has participated in a major university study of mountain huckleberry harvesters. He also writes (and occasionally publishes) words without music.