If making music isn’t about having fun, what’s the point in doing it? That philosophy sums up Daniel Wesley, the 33-year-old Vancouver based singer / songwriter. As he nears the end of his career’s first decade, what comes across most vividly on the record – as long time fans will surely note – is the balance Wesley has found in his life both on and off stage. I Am Your Man is essentially Wesley returning to his natural strengths as a groove-based acoustic troubadour, following heavier electric experiments on his previous two records. Tracks such as “Beautiful” and “Shake” perfectly recapture the slow burning West coast feel that established Wesley’s reputation when he first arrived on the scene in the mid-2000’s with his wide array of folk, reggae, blues and rock influences.
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