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Glossary's Joey Keniser + Kelly Smith: An acoustic in-store performance.

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As the singer/songwriter for Murfreesboro, TN mainstays, Glossary, Joey Kneiser led the band through seven albums of country/soul-infused rock-and-roll. He filled his downtime between Glossary tours with his own solo projects. In 2009, he released his first solo record, "The All-Night Bedroom Revival," which he wrote and recorded in his Murfreesboro home. Two years later, he recorded and released the EP "Moonlight for the Graveyard Heart." Meanwhile, Glossary’s drummer Eric Giles had begun what would become a long bout with shoulder and back problems, leaving the band unable to tour or make a record. "The five of us made a promise years ago that there was no substituting anyone in the band. If someone couldn’t play, we’d take a break." 

Moving to Nashville and building a small home studio, Kneiser began recording his third solo record "The Wildness" during Glossary’s hiatus. "I felt like I was starting over. I had no band and no money to pay one. I realized pretty quickly that if I was going to make a record I’d need to record it myself and play everything." He called on Glossary member and ex-wife Kelly Smith to sing with him. "We’ve been singing our whole adult lives together. I don’t like to hear my voice without hers next to it." What came out was a ramble of songs that echoes back to Kneiser’s youth by highlighting the illness that haunts musicians – an unrelenting restlessness. "I wanted to go back to the beginning and try to figure out what it was I truly loved about rock and roll."