Obi Fernandez of Westbound Train has come a long way since playing trombone in the NJ ska band Day 19. Frontman of Westbound Train, and now releasing his solo album in which he got help from the Expanders and members of the Aggrolites. The name of the album is called “Confessions, Waves and the Garden State” and will be out on August 21st. Looking forward to hearing this and maybe Obi will want to play for BeforeTheConcert.com when he’s in town? The press release and video from the recording studio are below:
Paper + Plastick Records is pleased to announce today the release of Obi Fernandez’s first solo record, Confessions, Waves and the Garden State. Fernandez, who was the vocalist and songwriter for Westbound Train for over a decade, will release his 10-track solo effort on August 21.
Recorded in the Hurley Studios with Eric Novod (also from Westbound Train) and mixed by Brian Dixon (ex-Aggrolites), Confessions, Waves and the Garden State incorporates Fernandez’s love for soulful, smooth reggae and pop music. The laid-back, lighthearted record fits the hot summer weather perfectly, and Fernandez’s undeniable vocal talent makes the album easy to listen to and appealing to fans of any genre.
Hurley.com now has a short video outlining the album’s recording process, including interviews with Fernandez and clips of new songs from the record. Posting the video on your sites with the album name and release date will give readers the full information on what to expect from Confessions.
Written in New Jersey but recorded on the West Coast, Confessions benefits from a variety of styles and influences. While the reggae seeps through in many tracks, pop sensibilities are omnipresent and good, old-fashioned rock-and-roll is accounted for as well.