A Birmingham, AL native, Wes McDonald remains a Birmingham resident and operates out of the once sleepy town that now has a plethora of artists and musicians. In the late nineties, having zero record releases under his belt, McDonald moved from Birmingham to Athens, Ga, where he did a 6 year residency. He released his first solo album, Alarm Clock Recordings, in 2000, and in the process, formed The Ohms with fellow former Tuscaloosa musicians, Jeff Buckley and Mark Evces; and South Carolina's Andrew "the Fidldlin' Heatwave" Heaton. The Ohms became a local favorite in Athens, and toured all over the southeast. The Ohms released 2 records, Electrical Resistance and If You don't Think I Love You ...
In 2007 McDonald teamed up with Les Nuby, Jake Waitzman and Keelan Parish to form Vulture Whale. The band has released five albums to date and continue doing that four piece rock thang. Throughout, borrowing from The Ohms, he dubbed his side project Terry Ohms.