Nine years after the release of his debut album, El Dorado, Dallas-based singer/songwriter Wesley Geiger returns with his sophomore release, No Cigar. Here, the itinerant spirit of El Dorado has become rooted, even familial, and more studied and inquisitive than ever. The music is detailed, yet open. The influence of country music remains at the fore, but the writing is informed by a love of jazz harmony and classic pop melodies. There is a variety of textures and moods, created by a band of exceptional Texas musicians. The album was produced by Daniel Creamer, engineered by Matt Pence and recorded at the Echo Lab just outside of Denton, Texas. The songs on this record are joyful, lively, and occasionally reflective. They are born from finding hope and humor in the mundane, often difficult realities of life. They were written in the place where things didn’t go according to plan, where you are close, but no cigar.
Dancey Jenkins is the red haired alter ego of Daniel Creamer from The Texas Gentlemen. Influenced by the melodic/sardonic stylings of Harry Nilsson, Emitt Rhodes, and Randy Newman, he’s sure to put a smile on your face while simultaneously urging you to question what it really means to even have a mouth. His debut album “Nothingness” is now available everywhere for a hefty yet undoubtedly worthwhile fee.
Dallas Observer – “he’s an agile intricate accomplished guitar player who sings honey dipped melodies about devastating turns of events. His pain soothes listeners, his performances leave audiences paralyzed”.