SONG OF THE DAY Colter Wall – Sleeping on the Blacktop

Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall hails from Swift Current, Saskatchewan and grew up with a love for music from a very early age.

When he was 13 he began learning the guitar and, already familiar with the sounds of country, started playing the music of bands such as AC/DC, Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.

Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” was the first song that inspired Wall to get into songwriting and his distinct blend of Americana and folk has been heavily influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams.

Sleeping on the Blacktop appears on Colter Wall’s debut EP, Imaginary Appalachia which was released 2015. It’s hard to believe a 20-year-old could sound like this; his voice, gruff and weathered growls like its accumulated a fair few miles on a well-worn circuit…real nice!

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