Doxology Remix/Remaster

Doxology (Remaster) on Apple Music
Doxology (Remaster) on Spotify
Doxology (Remaster) on Bandcamp

In 2016 I released what I’d ultimately decide was finally my first album, Doxology. I’d recorded a million songs by then, but Doxology was the first album I didn’t eventually outgrow and remove from Bandcamp in embarrassment.

The album was recorded with a “trio of trios”, three distinct band lineups of three musicians, meant to be some Trinitarian symbol on this album about faith and love. It’s a little over the top, but that’s what being 20 is all about (and besides, a couple tracks ended up as a quartet by the end).

Anyway, Doxology is uniquely sentimental for me, being the first album I ever got to play with a band. The original mix, I think, did it injustice, mixed on headphones in a Chicago hostel by a 20-year-old who had no idea how compression worked. So I took another stab at it.

On its sixth anniversary, I think it finally sounds like the album I meant to make.

“We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway” reviewed by Good Treble Magazine

“All in all, Stuart Wicke does an amazing job blending the poetry of his lyrics with what he’s feeling musically. This harmony creates folk music for the future. While having obvious influences from the past, We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway still manages to stand completely on its own.”

Read the full review here!

Top Hill Recording Session

Earlier this year I was a guest on the Top Hill Recording podcast. Brad Weston and Neil Johnstone, who host the podcast, also host a video series called “One Shot, One Mic, One Song”, for which I recorded a few videos as well.

The songs were recorded in one take each, with just one microphone, after one shot (or maybe a few) of David Nicholson 1843. You can hear the podcast interview here, and find all four songs in the video playlist below.

“We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway” available now!

The new album “We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway” is available now, everywhere you can stream music!

On Spotify
On Apple Music
On Bandcamp

All songs written by Stuart Wicke with the exception of “Fling Wide the Gates”, written by Stuart Wicke using music and lyrics from “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer and WJ Sparrow Simpson.

All songs (c) 2022
Recorded by Stuart Wicke (p) 2022
Mastered by Zack Stefanski

“We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway” releases April 29

The new album is finally on its way! April 29 the band will be at the Chapel of St. Philip Neri in Old Louisville to celebrate the release. If you’ve never been to the Chapel, it’s a unique and extraordinary place to hear live music. The show will be in the sanctuary of a decommissioned church.

We’ll be joined by Film Delay and Elk Hound. The show starts at 7:30 and costs only $10.

RSVP to the show on Facebook here!

(above) “2020” live from our last show
at the Flamingo Lounge, April 8 2022

New song “Two Cars” is out today!

Find it on Spotify!

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Or wherever else you stream!

“Two Cars” is the second song from the new album “We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway”. It’s the opposite of the first single, “2020” in a lot of ways. 2020, like most of the record, is venting frustration at the possible futures that lay ahead, but Two Cars is a rare glimmer of hope. It’s about the small things in our lives that dictate the way we live, and how much our lives can change around them.

New single “2020” coming March 18 2022!

“2020” is the first single from the upcoming album “We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway”.

Like most of the new record, I wrote “2020” toward the end of 2019. I wrote out of frustration, watching “once-in-a-century” weather events devastate communities all over the world.

And like most of the new record, I recorded “2020” much later, in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic – yet another “once-in-a-century” event – after which it had assumed a lot more unintended meaning.

You can pre-save the song “2020” on Spotify here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/stuartwickeband/2020

“2020” will be available on streaming services everywhere on March 18, 2022!