Cole Washburn has a vision to reignite a passion for lyrical beauty in songs that capture the heart. Since releasing his debut EP ‘Traveler’s Moon’ Cole’s career has sky rocketed. He has garnered 5 nominations and 2 wins for Americana Song and Album of the Year. His love of traveling and connecting with fans has kept him busy on the road touring TX and Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois. Washburn has released two music videos for ‘Anastasia’ and ‘The Widow’, directed by Michael Davies (HGTV, GNT, The Property Brothers) Short Mountain Distillery has come on as a sponsor and is releasing 10,000 bottles of their select bourbon which will include a ‘Traveler’s Moon’ collectors coin.
Here’s what the press is saying:
“With the current mainstream country sound leaning heavy on influences from the pop and rock genres, the one thing that is missing from a majority of the songs that we are fed are lyrics that are full of emotion, full of heart, and crafted very poetically. For those types of songs you need to look to country music’s subgenres like folk or Americana. With his new EP Traveler’s Moon, Cole Washburn finds the perfect combination of all of the left of the mainstream dial aspects to put together his own unique brand of folk based music. Songs like “Anastasia” and the title track “Traveler’s Moon” are both great examples of who Washburn is as a singer/songwriter as both songs rest on simple acoustic instrumentation which forces him to deliver the song with his vocal ability and allow the lyrics to be the focus; lyrics that are deeper and have a strong foundation. Whereas those songs help to define him, songs like the piano based “Ol Will Brown” and the bluegrass tinged “Head Above Water” showcase the true talent that Washburn is as he leans outside of his norm and offers a different feel to the EP. The trick to balancing between different styles is to somehow pull them all together and make them work with one another which Cole Washburn has easily done. This is a strong EP that is built to satisfy those looking for stronger songs and performances that lean on more traditional based sounds.” -One Stop Country
You can listen to some of Cole’s work at this link.