One year after the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo recording, Mount Pelée, Trey Johnson delivers an eclectic mix of music performed by a variety of musicians. Produced by Trey, his partner Don Cento, guitarist and producer/arranger on Mount Pelèe, and Dallas’ own Paul Williams.
Where the East Ends has a unique identity all its own. Where Mount Pelée searched for new sonic territory and subject matter, W.T.E.E. explores different styles and energy. Recorded in just 10 days in May at Tomcast studios in Dallas the core band remained the same, James Driscoll, Rich Martin and Don Cento. However this time around, an impressive array of musicians contribute to the record. The result is a recording with more personality and unexpected turns than its predecessor. At Just under 35 minutes it’ll fit in your pocket and leave you wishing there was more.
Yeah, those words were taken from Trey´s website and I used it mostly because I listened to this album twice and couldn´t find a proper way to describe the sound and the songs on this album. It feels like Trey is influenced by several different music styles such as bluegrass, country, blues, ska and folkrock. I´m confused but on the other hand, it wasn´t such a bad album either.....just weird.