The self-produced album is marked by it’s masterful blend of alternative country and Americana—premiered exclusively with COLLiDE.
Wayne Graham, the partnership of brothers Kenny and Hayden Miles, expertly take sounds from genres like folk, Americana and alternative Appalachia-region country and prove that stripped down guitars and drums are everything except boring. Their vocals are raw and honest, with a twang that reminds the listener of that classic, wistful country sound. Songs like “Chifforobe” and “One Percent Juice” add on blues-style rock’n’roll elements, really driving home that classic and yet modern sound.
This sound reflects the brothers’ upbringing in Eastern Kentucky, having described it as being in between old-school tradition and new ways of life. The result is an album that blends those old genre traditions with newer and more diverse sounds.
“The songs sound different, but they all point in the same direction,” Kenny Miles said. “When you’re recording, you’re making a painting. You add layers until you’re really taken by the image you see—or the thing you hear.”
The listener gets an experience that leaves them rooted yet relaxed. Wayne Graham’s 1% Juice is an album not to be overlooked.
Stream 1% Juice exclusively on COLLiDE below:
Photo by: Melissa Stillwell