Journal of a Barefoot Soldier
Trent Wagler plays his unique style of Alternative Americana Roots Music in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and up and down the East Coast. Journal of a Barefoot Soldier is his debut album and it was a project he took on with two members of the Goldmine Pickers (See them on CDBaby as well). With their help, Trent was able to craft a 10-song many times autobiographical journey through some of the pain and joy of the last few years of his life. 'Songs about loss can be beautiful. I think some of the best songs are painful stories. This year I had two friends who committed suicide. So, some of the tunes came out of that.' Wagler says. The title song and Hot Steam Rises are insightful and poetic displays of frustration and ache with US wars and foreign policy, but this album will hit everyone with something. Stylistically it moves from Bluegrass to funk to solo singer/songwriter folk seamlessly and beautifully. This is a great album for your collection.