With a tip of the hat to heartland rock heroes, like Petty, Seger and Mellencamp, Dom Wier weaves a thread of roots country rock songwriting with a classic middle American touch. Originally from southern Illinois near the banks of the Mississippi River, he cut his teeth playing guitar and singing in different bands in the St. Louis area. After a move to Nashville to pursue songwriting and immerse himself in music, he began performing as a solo artist, meshing his rock, folk and Texas country influences (Carole King, Jim Croce, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Robert Earl Keen, Radney Foster, Chris Knight) with those of country giants like Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash.
Two EPs “Jaded Dreamer” and “After The Flood” were produced and recorded with Grammy winning engineer Nick Autry (Buddy Guy, Chris Young) at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, TN. A six song EP “Born On The Mississippi”, released July 30th, 2013, was recorded over a several month period at different studios near Nashville. It features a version of “Tear Me Back Apart”, a song written by the highly respected folk rock tunesmith John Moreland.
Dom has been steadily touring since 2010, averaging 100-150 shows per year. There have been plenty of full band tours in old beat up vans and many stripped down acoustic shows all over the United States. From the dark corners of smoky backwoods bars to wineries, theaters and festival stages, the journey of this particular working musician has brought lots of miles traveled down long highways at 2am, meeting all kinds of folks from different backgrounds and opening shows for acts like Asleep At The Wheel, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Candlebox, Foghat, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Toto among others.
After a solo hiatus and a stint in the Nashville based Americana group The Good Routes, Dom joined up with producer/friend Matthew Miller. They’ve recorded a collection of new songs for a debut full length album due out early 2019. The first wave of these new songs came in the form of a four song EP titled “New Waters” released January 19th, 2018. These songs blend rock, country and blues textures with an honest, slightly roadworn vocal delivery. The first single “Doses” is a roots rocker that has helped garner the attention of national Americana and country music media outlets/publications. A new single “One Way Road” released July 20th, 2018, exemplifies Wier’s hard driving midwestern country rock sound. Dom Wier continues to roll down highways relying on perseverance and heart, writing songs and taking the hard won little victories as they come. The future is wide open. Stay tuned.