“Legendary musician Tommy Stinson of The Replacements and Guns ’N’ Roses brings his newest musical project to Lincoln in celebration of their new album WRONGER!
Americana Highway on WRONGER:
“Wronger is equal parts Americana, pop, folk, Rockabilly and classic country. The album perfectly marries Stinson’s punk rock bona fides with his obvious love for the telecaster twang of the Outlaw Country founders. The album opens on “Here We Go Again,” a deceptively joyful ukelele track punctuated by horns while “That’s It” sounds like a Johnny Cash/The Clash hybrid. The two early standout tracks though are the mellow “Mr. Wrong” and the fantastic “We Ain’t”. There is a comfortableness to these songs that makes for an enjoyable listen from start to finish. The album closes on the beautiful “Dream.”
Stinson is joined on the record by longtime buddy Chip Roberts. “We’ve been really good friends and writing partners pretty much since we met each other,” Stinson says. “We were writing rock tunes to ballads or country or Americana, but we’ve both come from that sort of singer-songwriter thing.” Their partnership clearly works, as Stinson has just turned in one of the finest records of his post-Replacements career.