Many times the path of least resistance is often the worst possible path to take. At least that’s what Wess Floyd thinks. For him and his music, the safe choices have seldom been the ones made. Moving to Nashville, TNin the winter of 2004 to play Rock and Roll was not the easy or safe choice. The city had a spotty at best history for non-mainstream country acts. However, Wess was drawn to it history none the less. Raised musically on the Grand Ole Opry’s classic stars in South Alabama, his Peanut Farmer Grandfather taught him how to play the guitar on (fellow Camellia state native) Hank Williams’ songs. As soon as he could string 3 chords and the truth together, he began writing songs. Wess was a bit of a late bloomer as far as Rock and Roll was concerned. It really wasn’t until attending AuburnUniversitythat he discovered Dylan, The Boss, The Stones, and the Beatles at the same time as Punk Rock. It was a fire hose of inspiration. Upon graduation, he put together a local jam-rock band to fight off the boredom of being back in his hometown (Dothan, AL)…however the band had much more in common with Sonic Youth than Widespread. It wasn’t long before stories of Neil Young’s Harvest, The Byrd’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo and Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde drew him toMusicCity, along with the Tales of his Honky-tonk Heroes.
What has followed has been a long journey filled sweat, blood, tears, miles and beer soaked, heart on the sleeve sets in Nashville’s unforgiving club scene as well as dive bars, jukes joints, and legendary rock venues across the South, Midwest, and Texas. After recording two full lengths, and 2 EPs filled soul searching American Rock & Soul, Wess is poised to raise the bar. With Destruction, can come rebirth and resurrection… Rock & Soul, Science Fiction from the South.