Wes Carr sheds his skin

INTIMATE, open and honest, Buffalo Tales is the reinvention of Wes Carr – returning to his grassroots as an organic singer and songwriter.

Shedding his skin as a former Australian Idol, Wes Carr is changing perceptions with his new self-titled EP.

The 30-year-old just turned father, says Buffalo Tales cuts out the superficial and for the first time in five years has re-ignited his creative flame.

“I’ve really stripped it down and I’ve created something that I’m excited about and actually inspired by,” Wes says. “I finally feel I’m doing something worthwhile.”

Laden with folk and alternative country overtones Buffalo Tales takes Wes back to where it all began.

In his enveloping performance, Wes candidly shares his distaste and disappointment which stemmed a life of fame and fortune. And he tells of his humble beginnings playing in country bars and backstreets of Sydney.

These days, it’s all about going back to the basics, and the changed man is finally on the road akin to where he wants to go.

And the birth of his nine-week-old son Willow, has been a very big part of that.

“He is my absolute greatest achievement ever. It’s awesome being a dad, you really become a different person.

With Willow and the re-birth of Wes as Buffalo Tales came an explosion of creativity.

“I’ve been writing so much that it’s almost frustrating,” Wes says, laughing. "I wrote something like seven songs the other day, I’ve got like three albums ready to go.”

Wes is yet to find out how being a dad, and going back to the life of a road-tripping musician will take shape.

But he says he couldn’t have written the rest of his journey any better.

Wes is due to play at The Pier in Port Macquarie from 7pm on Saturday,

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