From their latest album “Carolina Confessions“, out now, this is The Marcus King Band with a nice slice of soulful heartland rock accompanied by a fine video There are UK dates in June too.
This fine tune by the Marcus King Band is taken from their third studio album Carolina Confessions, which was released back in October. It’s a multi-layered rocking track tinged with soulful horns and a throat-ripping vocal. Marcus King explains that it is about “a very special lady. It’s to do with always being on the road and … Continue reading “The Marcus King Band “Where I’m Headed” – Listen”
Tonight’s venue, Under the Bridge, is quirkily bolted into the lower level of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC’s football ground. Featuring regular music nights it has previously hosted tonight’s entertainment, Lethbridge Owen, several times. It might seem odd to go see a band underneath a football pitch but for anyone who was around in the mid … Continue reading “Lethbridge Owen, Under The Bridge, London, 26th April 2019”
It was Greil Marcus who coined the phrase, “old weird America” in his book, Invisible Republic, when discussing Dylan’s touchstone, the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk music, describing the songs therein as, “palavers with a community of ghosts”. There was an element of this musical version of a séance when The Lowest Pair (Kendl … Continue reading “The Lowest Pair + John Alexander, The Fallen Angels Club @ The Admiral Bar, Glasgow, 5th April 2018”
It was pleasing to see a near capacity crowd turn up on a wet and cold Sunday night in Glasgow to see Jim White. Often seen as a cult artist and with an idiosyncratic style that rarely bothers the airwaves, White is a bit of a polymath. Aside from his songs he has worked in … Continue reading “Jim White + Cicada Rhythm, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 19th November 2017”
The Americans are a four piece rock & roll band from Los Angeles. T-Bone Burnett describes them as “Genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music for this century.” Reviewing the band’s newest single “The Right Stuff” for Pitchfork, Greil Marcus writes, “From the first rolling guitar notes, carrying sadness and defiance like … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: The Americans”
Indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant, release their debut album, ‘All That We Had, We Stole’, out 10th February 2017. Produced by Nick Trepka, whose credits include Emmy The Great and Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle, it showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, the album having elements of indie, rock and … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Patch and The Giant”