Sunday, May 3, 2015

CD Review: Jimbo Mathus Mixes Together Rock, Blues, Folk and Gospel To Create "Blue Healer"

Former Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus is settling nicely into his solo career. His last album received rave reviews and he continues to grow with confidence as displayed in his latest release "Blue Healer." The new album was released on April 21st through Fat Possum Records and was c0-produced by Bruce Watson (Big Country).

The new twelve song release begins with the seventies feeling, "Boys Are Back In Town"-type rocker entitled "Shoot Out The Lights." The song has a great presence and showcases another side to Mathus' sound, before reverting back to his comfort zone with the swamp romp of "Blue Healer." His songwriting excels on the slow blues of "Sometimes I Get Worried" and also with the acoustic "Thank You," which blows your cares away on his heart touching lyrics. He plugs again for the garage rock of "Bootheel Witch" and "Waiting On The Other Shoe To Fall," before closing with the gospel-infused "Love And Affection." Jimbo Mathus is currently touring along the southern states. To find out more about his latest album "Blue Healer," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/jimbomathus.

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