Steven Neal Wagner is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter who has been winning over audiences in the coffeehouse-listening room scene since the mid-1990s. Coming from a rock-and-roll band background, he switched to solo acoustic performer and began honing his craft as a songwriter. He knew he’d finally hit on something special when audiences began to sing along with his tune “Lost in Texas”. The recognition of his ability to move people continued with “One of the Two,” a devastatingly sad love song and the number of people who insist that his song “Driveways” is about them continues to grow every time he plays it. Steven continues to write and perform his music, and has recently released his latest track titled “Rails”.
“Rails” begins with a moody guitar lead that’s backed up by a classic country shuffle beat and rhythmic acoustic chords. Wagner’s emotional and mellow vocals begin to describe the scene of train hopping and youthful abandonment. It’s a personal story based on reminiscing with an old friend about good times. The chorus has a powerful celebratory melody and a catchy sing along quality that will instantly get stuck in your head. The difference between the smooth verses and giant sound of the chorus shows Wagner’s skills at playing with dynamics in his song writing. The instrumentation has all of the ingredients of classic Americana and country western music, authentic sounding with a modern quality of production. The story follows our characters from the past to the present and explores different observations on how life changes and how time moves as we go along. You can listen to “Rails” on our Prime Cuts Playlists on Spotify and Youtube and follow Steven Neal Wagner on the links below. Please continue to support artists like Steven and share this music with everyone you know.
Official Website – stevennealwagner.com/
Facebook – facebook.com/stevennealwagnermusic/