Todd Wells has arrived. Hailing from the musical city of Atlanta, this up and coming singer/songwriter is in it for the long haul, as is evidenced by his new album Lullaby for the Lonely: A collection of country-tinged, introspective, emotional rock 'n' roll tunes that reflect his tumultuous upbringing and his belief in music as a comforting and healing entity - and love as the driving force.
Wells was adopted at a young age. His father died of cancer when Todd was only 13, and by 17 he had left home and was living on the street for a time, always keeping the close relationship to music instilled by his late dad. By 19, he had skipped college and was already making a living, albeit barely, as a full time musician. Times were tough, but he knew he would have to pay his dues.
To date, Wells has worked with acts like Matthew Perryman Jones (he has a co-write on his last record) and has shared the stage with Zac Brown, Clay Cook, Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland, Shawn Mullins and Angie Aparo. The list continues to grow as he establishes himself as an anchor in the Atlanta/Nashville music scenes and beyond.
His musical choices and sounds are influenced by guys like Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Nick Drake, and Pearl Jam, though he doesn't dare compare himself to any of them.