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Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons- Words and Music- 2009



The son of a Baptist preacher and a mother who played piano for the church choir, it was seen as an act of rebellion for Cory Chisel when he started listening to the Clash, Sam Cooke, and Tom Waits. While Cory and his band, The Wandering Sons, started their career playing coffee houses around Appleton, Wisconsin, they've now been signed to a major label, and their debut LP 'Death Won't Send a Letter,' featured contributions from members of The Raconteurs and My Morning Jacket. The band stopped by WFUV's studio-A, and Cory chatted with Rita Houston about his gospel-soul-punk-funk roots, and how rock star life has very different concerns compared to life on his farm in Wisconsin. (10/8/09)