In Texas, where country music is king, a band is kicking down the doors of the music scene. Wellborn Road isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to hard rock and heavy metal, they mean to put their original and abrasive stamp on it. Each member hails from the Houston area, but their story begins in the small town of College Station.
In 2005, guitarist Tyler Tracy set out in search of others who shared his passion for music. Having already recorded several demos and written numerous songs, he needed to find others to complete the picture. Enter singer Scott Emanis, from Houston. Scott and Tyler knew each other for several years – even sharing guitar duties in the same band at one point. Scott didn’t appear to be the likely choice, as he was still serving his country in the United States Navy. But after hearing Tyler’s demos, he wanted in. The two co-wrote the song, “Time Is Mine”, and that was it. Scott was now in the fold.
The next member came in the form of mutual friend, Dale Kahil. Tyler, Scott, and Dale all knew each other from their days in Houston. Tyler and Dale had previously played together in their high school’s marching band. When Tyler learned that Dale, a bass player, was now residing in College Station, he knew Dale needed to lay it down on the low end. After Dale joined them to jam on a few songs, it just felt right.
The final member to join Wellborn Road was Robert Dickinson - a younger, but extremely talented drummer. Robert had just relocated to the College Station area and wanted very badly to be playing heavier music. Tyler was told by a mutual friend he really needed to hear this kid play. Robert arrived at the audition knowing he had the job. After a long jam, filled with grooves from Alice in Chains and Pantera, the band was complete.
Wellborn Road has been tearing up the road ever since. A steadily growing fan base has allowed them to be headliners at several festivals and shows in Texas. In 2008, Wellborn Road entered the studio to record their debut album, “Home”. The album was recorded at Origin Sounds by engineer, Craig Douglas, and mastered at West West Side Music by Alan Douches. The band is currently shopping “Home” to recording labels while touring the entire state.
What does the future hold for Wellborn Road? If it’s up to them, nothing but number one. They are a band that is driven to rise above all the rest. Wellborn Road will settle for nothing less than pure, uncompromised domination.