w/ Corey Kilgannan
August 15, 2017
William Wild is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Knoxville Tennessee. Though, William Wild is only his moniker. His real name is Garrett Sale. Sale chose the name William Wild after the nickname of a homeless man. Ironically his father was homeless for five years and ultimately died that way. Sale drew from these experiences with the result being “When I’ve Been Gone,” a heartfelt and emotional look through his father’s eyes. The man who fell for drugs and ultimately chose the streets was the same person who bought Sale his first guitar, a 70s Gibson J-50 acoustic.
In an interview with roots music website No Depression, Sale talks about his songwriting approach stating, “It almost always starts on the guitar; I’ll be fooling around on the guitar and try to find a groove or emotional feeling; I might start humming along with it during the day or next couple of days. Sometimes I land on lyric that feels compelling. It’s way easier to say what I want to say when I’m not distracted and when I can hear what the song sounds like with guitar.
William Wild will be at Club Cafe with Corey Kilgannon Tuesday night at 8pm with doors at 7pm. Tickets for the 21+ show can be purchased at TicketWeb for $8.00 or win a pair from us!
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