AUK premieres this morning the new self-titled LP from Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner, named after a nearly-undrinkable batch of beer once brewed by Pedigo’s father. Pedigo is Dallas singer/songwriter John Pedigo, one half of folk duo The O’s, and the album is a belter – it radiates with hope, joy and exuberant defiance in the face of loss. Pedigo’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016, which led him to write and record a bunch of songs that would, in their own way, honour his dad’s legacy.
The record is ultimately about being energized to face life’s occasional misery and maybe even standing upright with a wry smile after a blow to the gut. There’s honky-tonk piano, a gospel organ, a few festive brassy blasts of dixieland horns and more. Enjoy with a (good) pilsner.
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