Spyderhuff’s treatment of the pop classic ‘Wichita Lineman’ is calculated and delightful. A faithful and passionate recreation, Spyderhuff is ready to put Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell’s beloved classic in the limelight once again.

A group of veteran musicians hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Spyderhuff are led by Tom Kuhr, accompanied by a 5-piece ensemble. The sound coming from Spyderhuff is uniformly warm, weighted, and rich. On ‘Wichita Lineman’, the song’s repeated gentle explosion into the instrumental chorus is a clear showcase of the ensemble’s graceful musicianship.

A blazing solo also makes an appearance on this country rock cover of a timeless pop classic, courtesy of Joey Gaydos and his deliciously overdriven tone. The vocal chemistry between Kuhr’s lead vocals and the lush responses from Julie Noe is another sign of the delightful musicianship flowing through this group of players, and the tight rhythm section, transforming this piece from a lighthearted pop tune to an anthem for the highway is the cherry on top.

Spyderhuff’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ is a passionate recreation that pays great respects to the original, by taking it somewhere totally different, while retaining the song’s harmonic and melodic DNA at hand. A beautiful piece in its own right, standing confidently on its own two feet.