Looking For Ground is a roots-rock masterpiece, and album of real music for real people, a tonic for those who need a change from the increasingly bland and indistinguishable fare pushed as somehow alternative. Wyckham sounds a little like John Hiatt at times, the tips his hat to The Band, and, like everybody doing this roots-rock-folk-country thing, there's a lot of Bob Dylan going on there too. But you can argue about what influences went into the shimmering Please Do Not Call Me, the crunching title song, or the lovely 3 a. m. all day and it wouldn't change the fact that this is one great album." (Eric Fidler-Associated Press) ---- "Looking For Ground works on all levels. Wyckham Porteous is going to make it through talent, integrity of vision, and excellent songwriting skills. This is not some tag-along effort trying to find itself through imitation; this is a bona fide original that's going to find many appreciators before all is said and done.In the confines of rock 'n' roll, Porteous has written thirteen songs that roll as seamlessly from one to the next as any river metaphor could imply." (Martin Fullington-Music Reviews Quarterly) ---- "Very impressive.... His voice can be reminiscent of Robert Earl Keen, at other times there are echoes of Guy Clark, Prine, and Hiatt, but Porteous creates his own identity with striking imagery and melodies and a gift for phrasing.
-John Conquest, Music City Texas
Wyckham Porteous: acoustic guitar, vocals
Dan Smith: guitar
Stewart Cochran: piano
Ian McLagen: B-3 organ
Rob Becker: bass
David Bender: drums
Julianne Banks: vocals
Mitch Watkins: acoustic & electric guitars
Paul Sweeny: mandolin
Gene Elders: violin
Randy Glines: harmonica
Recorded at Cedar Creek Studios, Austin, Texas.
All songs written by Wyckham Porteous.