Jeff Norwood | Push Pilin'

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Push Pilin'

by Jeff Norwood

Raw edged Blues from the Southeast US delivered by a seasoned chitlin' circuit survivor straight up with no chaser. Southern White Boy Devil Music that embraces Tradition and rocks it's boat as well.
Genre: Blues: Juke Joint Blues
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1. Push Pilin'
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2. Blue Becomes Electric
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3. Invisible Man
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4. Hard to Love
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5. Hard Time Hustle
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6. Down Deep
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7. King of the Jungle
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8. Money Blessing
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9. Forever
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10. God Damn South Carolina
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11. One Drink
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Album Notes
My 2009 release, 'Awendaw', was a a solo, stripped-down Blues record that was original and fresh but stayed in the traditional realm of acoustic style Delta Blues. I was fortunate enough to have a backer for the production end but did the promotion with virtually no resources. Still, "Awendaw" managed to receive international airplay and critical acclaim.
This time around, I really felt the need to move in a different direction. I enlisted two of North Mississippi's finest: Jimbo Mathus and Justin Showah to produce, engineer and play. We spent 3 days in mid October at Delta Recording Service, in Como, MS jamming down on some stuff I had cooked up for the occasion. We had been talking about doing this for awhile and I just decided we'd better hit it while we had a chance to get it groovin' in the right place at the right time. Between myself and Jimbo and Justin's band, The Tri-State Coalition, we gig heavily. It's hard to find a window of opportunity.
This turned out to be the perfect situation! We locked it up and threw down live with minimal overdubs, super room vibes, amps on the verge of blowing up and plenty of fun playing music how we like it: hot, raw, and with no constraints. The results are apparent in the 11 tracks on "Push Pilin'", named for the first and title cut, which is about illegal subsistence farming. This stuff is Blues, it Rocks, it pushes the envelope and also has some controversial material. In short, I think our heroes, Junior Kimbrough and R. L. Burnside would be proud. Joey Ramone and Jimi Hendrix would approve as well. It has a Como, MS Hill Country stamp, no escaping that... or wanting to, but moves in a direction we feel will resonate with other audiences as well. It's also one hell of a good record to just jam out to!


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Diard Erick

Belle pièce
Voilà un mec qui nous a plus habitué au Piedmont Blues ou encore au Delta Blues traditionnel qu’au rugueux, au graveleux, voire au brutal….. Alors, avec cette rondelle, il nous surprend en nous servant une musique mâtinée de North Mississippi Hills et de Rock, une musique qui gratte comme du papier de verre…..
Mais que lui arrive t’il donc ? Me direz vous…..
Hé bien je vous répondrai que c’est peut être du à ses fréquentations et que si on regarde où et en compagnie de qui il se l’est réalisé l’album on comprend rapide.
D’abord il s’est transporté de sa Caroline dans le Mississippi, du coté de Como chez Delta Recording Service, un endroit où qu’faut pas s’attendre à de la mélodie primesautière, mais plutôt au brutal, ensuite il s’est accoquiné avec le maître des lieux, un certain Jimbo Mathus et un de ses pote Justin Showah, et les a embauchés, Jimbo, outre le fait qu’il produit et fait l’ingé, aux drums, percus, chœurs et guitare et Justin à la basse, lui le Jeff, se collant aux guitares et chant, sans oublier bien sûr la compo des tunes.
Une fois en place, notre trio se l’est faite, la rondelle, à la cool en direct live style jam session, avec un minimum de bidouilles mais un maximum de groove et de feeling, un enregistrement chaud bouillant, brut de décoffrage à la Jimbo Mathus Touch….
Onze titres de « Hard rockin’ juke joint blues » bien crasseux, sans que Jeff Norwood n’oublie de nous offrir une ou deux pauses plus proches du Delta que des collines du Mississippi avec des textes débordants d’émotions et de douleurs….
Un superbe album, varié et riche, mais comment en serait-il autrement avec un Jimbo Mathus aux commandes, c’est que l’est pas un blaireau et que quand il file sa confiance à un zicos c’est que le gars est un bon.
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