Wes Herndon’s single reminds us that it’s all ‘About Time’
Seated at an antique desk evocative of one used by a school marm, Wes Herndon, the singer/songwriter behind About Time, shares his thoughts on songwriting and his perspective.
“It’s really kind of humorous if you think about it,” he muses. “When I was younger, all I wanted to
play and hear were loud guitars. While I still get to dabble in that style via my cover band, Reverend
Wes and the TTC, I have grown to really appreciate songs that tell stories. That’s what I strive to do
in my solo stuff. While the music surrounding it is essential to the vibe, the story makes the
song…teaches the lesson…and/or helps us to memorialize something important. Music that makes
you feel and/or remember something essential to life is where real art lies musically… and I
struggle with it.”
About Time is one of five stories about reflection that Wes has presented to streaming platforms in the previous two years… It’s about realizing that life isn’t about stuff, or arguments, or even ourselves… it’s about the time we spend with those we care about… and how we spend that time.
“It also has a secondary meaning”, he adds. “It was about time I pulled that guitar out of the closet
where it had been housed for years… and about time I played. While I do love the idea that others
would find value in listening to my songs or the idea that something I write would make someone
think about something deep, that is not my ultimate goal. My songs are my therapy.”
“Yep”, he continues, “I write to get deep and buried feelings out, express pain, show happiness,
codify my thoughts, and so much more.”
‘About Time,’ as well as all of Wes’ previous releases, are currently available on major streaming platforms around the world.
Wes Herndon, a former lead guitarist in an early 1990s alternative rock band, currently spends much of his time writing songs, performing unplugged, and running a marketing business. Wes is The Driveway Liberty Podcast’s co-host, engineer, site designer, online marketer, and co-producer. Essentially a jack of all crafts He plays a variety of musical styles, as evidenced by his roots rock/jam band, Reverend Wes and the TTC.
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