Wesley Pruitt Band / Press

“And the singer/songwriters are so unique in themselves. Recently,I found myself sitting across a the table from the burly and amiable Wesley Pruitt Jr. at the Backwoods BBQ in Canton, Texas. It is the town where he grew up and where it seems he knows everyone from the owners of the establishment to two women with their kids who followed us in the front door. The owner gave me a big “good afternoon smile” and said, “Yes, sir, I’ve known Wesley here since he was a small boy. Now, we’re gonna have to name a lunch special after him.” He laughed as he finished up making up our plates. “We’ll have a Wesley Pruitt plate, for sure.” From the first upbeat to the highly unusual ending, The Wesley Pruitt Band’s debut CD “Line ‘Em Up” is a unique adventure both in Wesley’s vocals and songwriting ability to his wailing and soulful guitar. From the very beginning, there is hardly time to take a breath between songs. READ FULL STORY @ http://sceneintown.com/?p=750629”

“This is that deep blues that has been missing for what seems like generations. The harmonica that leads the first minute of “Thief in the Night” off the Wesley Pruitt Band’s 2012 studio release Line ’em Up digs into the heart of the roadhouse quintessence that could only come from the Lone Star State. The young Wesley Pruitt Jr. calls Canton, Tex. home, but his ability to shift between slow-fi country hymns and upbeat soul rock truly affirms his regional sonic roots. Being adept at songwriting and scaling the frets of a six-string aren’t all that Pruitt Jr. brings to the stage along with bandmates Calvin Sheffield on bass and Chris Oliver on drums. With the ability to bust out Elvis deep cuts, slam down honky tonk anthems, shred through the Allman Brother’s classic or jam out uplifting blues, the Wesley Pruitt Band is everything that is great about young, impressionable musicians channeling their influences with dignity. While Americana undergoes what seems to be a progre”

“Bringing their genre-hopping blend of blues, soul, and Americana, The Wesley Pruitt Band takes over the Dr. Rockit's stage at 10 p.m. Hailing from East Texas, the band has been mixing things up in the Texas soul scene since 2001. Laying down thick rhythms, slow grooves, and smooth vocals; the Wesley Pruitt Band combines several musical elements in their live shows and produces a sound that is undoubtedly authentic. "Everything we do is full of blues and soul and we're all musicians who have studied different areas of music," Wesley Pruitt said. "We're able to play what we want and still give the songs a vocal blues feel to them. We're definitely ready to say something to the world with our music." The Wesley Pruitt Band's latest release "Line 'Em Up" will be available on CD the night of the show. " 'Poor Man Blues' is our single release, so we'll know where we stand on the charts in a few weeks," Pruitt said. "Our CD is set up exactly like one of our live shows.”

“Poor Man Blues is the most HONEST song out there right now. Another plus for this song is IT'S COUNTRY!!!”

“Line ’Em Up is from Wesley Pruitt Jr., who fronts a popular, crowd-pleasing gig band in Northeast Texas with a mix of driving blues-rock and change-of-pace country ballads amidst a wide range of styles. Pruitt shares eight originals and two covers, one from old-time bluesman Willie Dixon and one from recent Americana semi-icon Pat Green. Most of the songs on the Canton-based Pruitt’s CD deal with hard-hearted men, cheating women, and, whether self-imposed or not, hard times. “Thief in the Night” is a back-road song about a man who warns fathers and mothers to hide their daughters well because he’s coming for their souls. “Cocaine and Whiskey” is a sad tale of a man who’s got an empty bottle of sleeping pills by his bed, a bottle of Jack Daniels to his left and a tin of white powder to his right. His woman has left him and he knows he needs to move, but he’s not ready yet. Pruitt co-produced with Drew Hall at Rosewood Studios in Tyler and played lead guitar in addi”

“You never know who's going to show up at Black Jack McCanless Steakhouse and Western Saloon, from gunslingers (James Kirk), left, to Blues slinger Wesley Pruitt and his band, right, or the "bringin' down the house," rockin' and a rollin,' get up and shake what 'cha got style of playing when Ryan Payne and the Cannons hit the stage. Check it out this Saturday as Diamondback performs on stage! ”

“Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas December 10, 2010 The Ranch-sponsored Coat Jam set for Sunday at The Diner From Staff Reports Corsicana Daily Sun Corsicana — The first David Harness "Coats Off for Christmas Jam" will take place 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Diner, 125 North Beaton Street. The event is being sponsored by The Ranch 106.9, and admission is free. The purpose of the event is to collect new and used coats, toboggans, sweaters, blankets, scarves, hoodies and jackets for all ages and sizes. Scheduled to perform at the jam are: 1 p.m. - J.P. and Matt Fisher of Whiskey Fish 2 p.m. - Jason Herrin, Floyd Tolston and Jimmy Bailey 4 p.m. - David Harness, Wesley Pruitt and Chip Murray”

““Extremely Professional!” “Always draws a crowd.” “Plays a wide variety of music.” ”

Lew Talbot, owner of Cedar Isle, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas 903-432-2220 - Cedar Isle

“The Most Versatile Band In the State of TX”

Carey Dean (106.9 The Ranch) - 106.9 The Ranch

"The Biggest Baddest Little Blues Band in Texas"

Mike Crow 106.9 The Ranch - 106.9 The Ranch