A friend recommended this release to me, and I said “will check it out, I don’t know his stuff.” She replied “Yes. You probably do know his music, you just don’t know it.” Right she was.
The Louisiana born musician and songwriter has seen his music covered by Irma Thomas, Keith Richards, Webb Wilder and Levon Helm. He also recorded a duet with Lucinda Williams, “Down to the Well” in 2001 (worth going back to discover that one!).
Tilt & Shine, his new release is a collection of nine fantastic swampy rock and roll blues infused tracks. Stand out tracks for me are “Saint on a Chain” and the ballad “Rest Your Head” which recalls some very Richard Thompson – esque story telling.
The release is available on CD and MP3 via his band camp site. Vinyl is still in production but promised to be forthcoming.
He is on tour and you can check out dates on his website.