The modern era of music has given way to enigmas and artists of all shapes and forms that break the norm of what we have come to expect from a catchy song. Rett Wicker is one such artist that epitomizes the essence of the modern era meshed with elements of vintage folk, making way for his refreshing and authentic take on the southern sound. A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Jacksonville, FL., Rett is making music that is thoughtful, conscious and driven by a desire to motivate, or simply ponder some of life’s biggest mysteries.
Born Samuel Rett Wicker, Rett grew up in a musically inclined family and developed an affinity to music that only grew. From an early age, he has battled depression. For this reason mental disorder and fighting addiction play common themes in his compositions. His trying periods of evolution led to the growth of his creativity and commitment to change. Rett ultimately developed a style of songwriting that is clever and daringly full of hopes and heartaches reflective of his real life experiences.
Rett Wicker has had a vast array of musical influences, however he accredits pivotal influences in his music to artists such as Jim Croce, Steven Wilson, Mark Knopfler, and Jason Isbell. His unique light gruff voice draws comparison to
artists like Justin Towns Earle, Ryan Adams, Tyler Childers and Ruston Kelly.
While Rett is a lover of Classic Country and the Americana sound, he also cites Jazz, Blues and Progressive Rock as making a major impact on his sound.
This all culminates to a musical experience that is enjoyable and inspiring, with a dash of melancholy that seeks to provoke thought.