Category Archives: Folk Blues

Mixing all kinds of Folk, Roots and Americana: Solo album Dan Auerbach – “Stand By My Girl”

We all know Dan Auerbach as a member of the Black Keys and The Barnburners, but as a solo musician, he delivers some catchy blues and folk-inspired music.  The song here above; ” Stand By My girl” Is a fine grooving laid-back pop-folk song.  Easy to listen and built with roots instruments  

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Folk soaked songs: “Moonshiner” by Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby brings us fine folk-infused songs since 2014.  The former Bass player of indie folk band  Woods and frontman of The Babies,  really makes his mark as a solo musician. With influences like  Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Nina Simone you find yourself listening to a blend of Folk, Americana and Roots songs. My favorite song: “Moonshiner” 

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Jazz and Blues classic “Trouble In Mind” turned into Rockabilly by Billy Adams

Rockabilly legend Billy Adams recorded several years for Sun Records. In their discography, I Recently ran across a recording of Billy from 1964. His version of Jazz and Blues Classic “Trouble in Mind” is in multiple ways unique. 

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Darby & Tarlton’s Country ballads from the twenties: “Birmingham Jail”

In the late twenties Country duo Darby and Tarlton had some succes with their  slide guitar ballads. “Birmingham Jail” is part of their Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton: Atlanta 1927-1929 recordings and tells the story of a man longing for a letter from his love. It approaches the poetic essence of Country ballads perfectly.

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“Accompanied by little more than a banjo”: William Elliott Whitmore’s Folk and Roots songs

He grew up on his family farm in Iowa, respecting the land on a philosophy of caring for crops, and to never take more than is needed and, ultimately, to try to leave things better than how they were found.  With that approach, William Elliott Whitmore is recording beautiful albums since 2003 in the Folk and Roots genre.  

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Blend of Country and Funk infused Blues on NEW The Texas Gentlemen album TX Jelly

The bluesy sound in  “Habbie Doobie” and “Pain” reminds you of two of the three kings in blues. Albert King and Freddie King would probably like these tracks as the show groove, funk, and soul in a blended mix of Southern Rock. We’re talking about The Texas Gentlemen who released their debut Studio album TX Jelly this September via New West Records.

‘A band Slowly Coming Together’

The band describes this record nicely “Sometimes, authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together.”

“Habbie Doobie” Blues and Funk inspiration

“Habbie Doobie” is remarkable for its grooving guitar riff, which reminds you of Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”. Also, the Honky Tonk Piano additions in this track make you very happy. On their website you’ll read that it is “a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces the Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with”, I couldn’t agree more!

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