Sounds Like: Wilco, Fleet Foxes, Pronto, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon
Label: Gold Ship Records
Manager: Kenny Miles/ Kim Miles
Bio: Wayne Graham is a band from southeast Kentucky, made up of two brothers, Hayden and Kenny Miles. Their sound is eclectic yet familiar; a combination that resonates with old and young listeners alike. It's been said that they have old souls and that comes through in their music.
"There is no denying that Miles has a talent for writing catchy and heartfelt songs, but there are points on Brighter By Now where he wears his influences a little higher on his sleeve. Tracks like “New Here” sound like it could be a John Mayer B-Side, and you’d swear that “Dust Your Feet” were a cover of an early My Morning Jacket song. Other tracks play this a little closer to the vest, as in the case of “At Least”, which is a quiet and introspective acoustic track that sounds heavily influenced by a Sky Blue Sky-era Wilco. For me, none of this distracts from the honesty found in the lyrics or the musical prowess required to pull off songs that can easily be likened to such prolific musicians; it’s just a fact that neither adds to or takes from the album. Opening track, “Let’s Keep It That Way” is by an large one of the strongest tracks on the album. It’s dirty and Miles’ vocals are perfect for the sound and feel they are going for."