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These songs were recorded on the coldest day of the coldest month of the coldest winter Ohio has seen in some time in North Canton at Kopperhead Studios.

These songs have been a long time coming, and I hope that they'll do to hold you over until I get my shit together to record more stuff... and stuff.


released August 10, 2015

Songs by Nick Wilkinson
Music by The Featured Players

The Featured Players are
Kevin McManus on Bass and backing vocals
Joe Golden on lead guitar
Brian Dotin on Drums

Recorded Kopperhead Studios in North Canton, Ohio
In association with Kent State Stark Campus

Mixed and Mastered by Alex Owens



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Nick Wilkinson & The Featured Players Akron, Ohio

Nick Wilkinson and the Featured Players began as a joke.. In 2011, songwriter, Nick Wilkinson, wanted to play a Battle of the Bands with a full group for the first time in 4 years. Joined by bassist, Devin T. Simmons and drummer, Jeffrey Matheny, the group took Nick's acoustic folk, 90's flared songs, and turned them into so much more. ... more

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Track Name: God Bless
It's coming up roses or pushing up daisies. No, I'm never really sure. Through the view of these tinted glasses bringing passion to a world where it's removed.

I think that i love you, but probably not; I'm so easily confused by the words that we whisper in the shadows of the dark.

But what does it matter, with your head in the clouds and your feet still on the ground. You've been pulling on these heartstrings but I keep pulling them back down to the ground where we first met. How we've become so commonly misunderstood. I'm doing my best for the better good.

God bless all of the rest because I'm damned to repeat this again.
God bless the beautiful wreck and the mess that it has brought in.

I'll get to the point now, of the promises made; the promises never true. I've been climbing over mountain tops just to get right back to you.

The notes that were wasted on the melodies sang, the songs that never were, but I'd do anything to get right back to her.
Track Name: Mixed Signals, Missed Calls
Hold the phone, miss the call. I've been mixing up these signals and making up new faults for peace of mind... such a cliche line but aurora in the atmosphere is messing with my utmost fears of home. That I've never been so alone. I'll be sure to hit the highway, when I learn to find the road.

Break down in the middle of the country
Can you count the stars?
I know that you never really loved me,
but I never thought we'd take it this far.

Place a bet, against the house. Show off your hand, lay it down face out. Those judging eyes, a monarchs despise. They've been looking straight through us and they know every single lie.

Break down in the middle of the country
Can you count the stars?
I know that you never really love me,
but I never thought we'd take it this far.