2003 NOVEMBER 20 #324
Wayne Brunner, straight outta Two Rivers, Wisconsin (or Tucson, as that's where he seemed to have cut his album "Songs Of Wisconsin", but who's splitting hairs). This is a journeyman Johnny Cash kind of sound, just Wayne with a guitar plus a few pieces of experimental percussion poking through at inappropriate moments. Whether he's singing the praises of "Smoked Fish" ("Looove that smell / I have the slipperiest grip in town"), naming all his favorite towns within the sound of the Lake Michigan foghorn on "T.R. Special" (sort of like James Brown giving a shoutout to the most notorious ghettos along the Southeastern seaboard in "Night Train", but different), or idealizing the "Woman Of Wisconsin", it's a surefire hit.
Woman of Wisconsin how you turn me on
Transplant a rose and it's still a rose
Woman of Wisconsin when you're in my arms
I know a feeling I know no one I know knows.
- Todd Niquette
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(Images courtesy of Todd Niquette)