Friday, March 29, 2019

Jimbo Mathus Tells Us His Stories On His New Album "Incinerator"

Singer/songwriter/producer and shaman, Jimbo Mathus is preparing to release his brand new studio album "Incinerator" on April 5th, through Big Legal Mess Records. Mathus may be best know as one of the founding members of the American jazz/swing band Squirrel Nut Zippers, but for the past twenty years has be honing a solo career.

His latest release may be his most personal and vulnerable, as Mathus worked with only two other musicians (Bronson Tew and Matt Patton) to lay down a dozen tracks in only two days. He begins with the country blues of "You Are Like A Song," which feels like it came straight from the Carter Family recordings. Fellow singer/songwriter Andrew Bird lends a hand on the emotional ballad "Really Hurt Someone," as the live vocal recording really shines through on this song. The simpleness of "South Of Laredo" and the gentleness of "Been Unraveling" showcases another side of Mathus' songwriting, while "Alligator Fish" brings back the raw, southern blues that Jimbo Mathus finds comfort in. He wraps up his new album with the beautiful ballad "Sunken Road," which features the vocals of Lilly Hiatt (daughter of John Hiatt) and a stark, acoustic cover of the Carter Family's hymn "Give Me The Roses." To find out more about Jimbo Mathus and his latest release "Incinerator," please visit his Facebook page at

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