E. J. Wells

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Who is E. J. Wells?

E.J. Wells is an American musician, and songwriter. Part of the punk scene of the late 1970s, he is now considered to be a Gothabilly or Cowpunk musician.

Wells has been performing live, with various bands, since 1979. His most recent project was E.J. Wells and the Bleeding Deacons.

He released an album called Rhyolite on Halloween, 2002. Other performers on the album included Rick Nease and Chris Arduser of psychodots, Graveblankets, and The Bears]. The album received praise from other musicians such as Chip Kinman of Cowboy Nation, Chris Casello of The Starlight Drifters, and Scott Shriner of Weezer.

In 2003 Wells opened Happyland, a professional music recording studio.

In 2008, Wells and Dan O'Connor wrote several original songs for an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent called "Reunion," and starring veteran rocker Joan Jett.

Wells' song "Hearsedriver" has made him something of a celebrity in the hearse club community. Wells, along with Zachary Byron Helm of the Denver Hearse Association created a video for the song. The video got high ratings on YouTube and was showcased on hearseclub.com.

Wells is currently at work on a new album, and recently completed a video for his song "There's Something in the Graveyard," co-starring longtime friend Scott Shriner of Weezer.

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on July 23, 2013

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