Winstons

Premiere DateMay 30, 2016
Categories Media Music
00:00 Intro
01:14 Introducing Winstons
04:43 Do My Best Winstons
08:39 Hard Time   Winstons
11:28 Soul Hole Winstons
13:54 Mic Break
14:22 Interview with Lou Nutting & Ben Wilkes of Winstons
39:18 Mic Break
39:32 Outro
41:22 Be Enough (EXCLUSIVE MASTER) Winstons
44:27 Limousine (EXCLUSIVE MASTER) Winstons
46:36 Oven (EXCLUSIVE MASTER) Winstons
48:24 You'll Know It (EXCLUSIVE MASTER) Winstons
51:21 Finish

Yay, you’re back! Welcome to BTRtoday’s Discovery Corner podcast brought to you by, Levi’s.

Winstons is the perfect combination of old school jams and contemporary feels. Singing bona fide love songs that anybody who’s been head-over-heels in love and/or tragically broken hearted can relate to.

The two members, Lou Nutting (lead vocals and guitar) and Ben Wilkes (vocals and drums), though they appear to be the epitome of rock and roll, are actually quite the romantics—their logo of a rose and a hammer really conveys those two sides of Winstons.

Photo courtesy of Taylor Logue.

Though music brought Nutting and Wilkes together, love brought them to New York City. Both were living in Virginia, but never seemed to have their paths cross. If they hadn’t fallen in love with NYC ladies and came to the city to follow their hearts then they never would have been brought together and been able to create what is now Winstons.

Photo courtesy of Sacha Lecca.

The chemistry between the duo is electric. They not only finish each other’s sentences, they finish each other’s musical thoughts. During practices, Nutting and Wilkes say, that they come in with a clean slate and just roll with whatever comes out. It has created the magical tunes that are being premiered here on Discovery Corner!

They both landed jobs at the popular Brooklyn venue, Baby’s All Right, which Wilkes is still a staffer of. On that faithful day, Wilkes was working the door for a show and Nutting was bartending. “We were making eyes across the bar all night,” Nutting explains. They started jamming together and discovered it was a match made in musical heaven.

Photo courtesy of Rachel Cabitt.

Follow them on all the social media outlets as Winstons Band and listen to the podcast to hear their brand new jams. Get ready to swoon!

And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Winstons!

Elena Childers is BTRtoday's go-to music reporter extraordinaire. She writes Nightshift Sounds, Tune Up and The Music Meetup. She also produces and hosts The Music Meetup and New Vibrations podcasts every Monday…

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