August Wells is a musical project created by Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger in New York.
Griffin is the former creative mind behind the groups, Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver and Favourite Sons. John Rauchenberger, a New York pianist who has played with among others, The Favourite Sons, Maggie Estep and Daniel Carter. The music of August Wells has been described as “Strange other worldly chamber music”, “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Hazlewood” Songs to walk across your troubled heart with.
“This charming man possesses possibly the most evocative, even beautiful, Irish singing voice ever recorded — equal parts Scott Walker and…oh, lots of cool icons from the past with vaguely baritone vocal styles like Leonard Cohen perchance.” Barry Egan (The Sunday Independent)”
“It’s a bit of a masterpiece”
— HotPress Magazine
“Marvellously evocative and deeply original.” — Clash Magazine
“It’s a thought-provoking and beautifully crafted album” — Dan Hegarty RTE 2FM
“One of the best albums of last year” — Paul Mcloone Today FM