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dkWells / Press

"The songs on Thank God for Thomas Edison are written in cleverly succinct ways."

Jon Shoulders - Evansville Living Magazine

"dkWells' new record, Thank God for Thomas Edison, offers a lighthearted blend of rock, pop and Americana, brilliantly served up with a glossy studio polish."

"Is there nothing Wells can't do? Perhaps, but it's clear that "musician" belongs on his resume."

Thomas Ellis - News4U

"Wells' version of Wondering Aloud is a gorgeously orchestrated lament that builds quite dramatically to an abrupt conclusion, seemingly unfinished but powerful in its brevity."

Thomas Ellis - News4U

"Wells' newest release, Thank God for Thomas Edison, is a hook-filled, humorous and sometimes cheeky masterpiece. But just when you bought it was all fun and games, Wells get sentimental with gorgeously orchestrated and powerful songs."

Thomas Ellis - News4U

"Thank God for Thomas Edison is one of the catchiest songs you're likely to hear all year...a hook filled musical feast!"

Thomas Ellis - News4U

““Hey dkWells, you’re old school…and you ROCK!””

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““Holiday Inn sounds like one of those classic songs that everyone knows and loves. You can tell that it’s being played with soul, because it just sounds perfect. Your vocals are really good, how you pronounce certain words, and how you hit your notes too. I look forward to hearing more music from you, I like it a lot””

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““I really enjoy the up beat sound of Holiday Inn; it has a type of sound that reminds me of old American pride songs like Lynard Skynard would sing.””

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““I love your personality and enthusiasm on the tracks. I can tell you love what you do, which always makes a song more enjoyable.””

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““Holiday Inn really sounds like a great classic rock song. The voice is very cool. It’s a really good song with nice lyrics and rhythm filling the rock melody.””

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““The drum work is very invigorating and really makes me feel alive. The guitar and drum parts really blend perfectly. The lead vocals are strong and a little rugged which is popular today. I love the singers vocals””

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““Your voice on many songs is reminiscent of Jim Morrison from the Doors.””

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““The musicians are all very talented and the vocalist has a very unique, raspy tone to his voice.””

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““Great lyrics, fun melodies, super surreal guitar works. I think this is exactly what alternative rock needs. The songs have a driving curious sound, and are well produced. The songs on Thank God for Thomas Edison have great energy and charisma…and they rock! It's one of the best indie albums I've heard recently.””

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““dkWells has a voice like slick, crude oil. Reminds me of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Oh, and I love the female background singers””

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““Thank God for Thomas Edison contains songs with expert orchestration, an ensemble performance, that is very tuneful and melodic. Lyrically, the material is creative and eclectic! Memorable candid lyrics served through pitchy vocals showcases raw talent and passion. Great compositions that are clearly delivered and expressively performed.””

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““I especially enjoy the singer's voice...he sounds very in his element.””

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““The twangy, southern vocals were perfectly harmonized with the back up singers and were so in sync that it really pulled everything together. I could imagine the song Bonnaroo Bada Bing as one of the back up songs on a show like True Blood.””

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““Thank God for Thomas Edison has really nice guitar playing. These guys sound terrific! I give it a nine out of ten.””

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““Thank God for Thomas Edison is pulsating with rock sounds and messages that are fun and positive. The music drills in notes that are sweet and lively with guitars that express pleasure. The music flows and crushes its chords with a round of happiness that keeps swelling, with a power and joy that I consider immense. It’s just beautiful!””

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““I really enjoy the way that you have mixed in little effects and sound effects here and there on some of the songs. Your music really sounds kind of hard rock and big to me. You have this Dave Matthews kind of way of singing. I think your lyrics are kind of blues soul sort of thing. I feel that you really seem very bright and creative in many cool ways. You have a really nice intensity all over this record that is very good in my point of view.””

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““Think Lynard Skynard for the 21st Century.””

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““Thank God for Thomas contains many up tempo grooves and melodic lines that soar through unique and sometimes weird arrangements! The drive of the ensemble is great and matches the drive of the lead vocal lines. Tuneful lyrics and creative arrangements set these tracks on high! Very good writing and production values give the compositions a shimmery quality. Unique lyrics are catchy and dynamic.””

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““The songs on Thank God for Thomas Edison have an interesting rhythm and sound that is intense, but also not too intense at the same time. The vocals have a unique raspy style and the melodies sound quiet nice. Very catchy tunes.””

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"Hey dkWells, I've listened to a majority of your music and I think you should convey your talents to a bigger audience."

Mike - TalentHouseLIVE.com

“I think that you are one of the best Independent Artist out there today. Keep up the good work!”

Christopher Ewing, Emmy Award Winner - Metro Media Group

“WOW!! Great stuff! There’s really a lot of nice stuff going on and so many layers. Not cookie-cutter at all. I’m hearing glimmers of Neil Young in “The Call”, a bit of Jethro Tull in “Resurrection Day”, and Neil Diamond in “Great Reward” (when you sing “rejoice”) – yet it is all uniquely YOU. Quite frankly, your “Save Me” ROCKS. And nice slide work on “Soaring.” I will definitely share this with others.”

Cira Larkin - The Talent Group

“Awesome music!”

Bill - Original Rocker

“Great job on your music project! It's a pleasure to acknowledge talent where I see/hear it. You do some nice stuff!”

Dave Wood - Daddy Dave's Hollywood Diner, XM Radio

“Your voice and music are very melodic and the lyrics are superb. You have the folksy rock sound, which reminds me a lot of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival.”

Hilarie Georges - Fast Break Music

“Your voice has a very soulful and powerful "Springsteen' sound to it. Awesome music!”

Moondance, Louisville KY - John Laswell