Jake Xerxes Fussell's "What in the Natural World" is out March 31, 2017 on Paradise of Bachelors. Buy from label: www.paradiseofbachelors.com/pob-031 Other online options (streaming/mp3/physical): http://smarturl.it/PoB031
Entrancing guitarist and singer Fussell follows his celebrated debut (produced by William Tyler) with a moving new album of Natural Questions in the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humor, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments. Featuring art by iconic painter Roger Brown and contributions from three notable Nathans—Nathan Bowles (Steve Gunn), Nathan Salsburg (Alan Lomax Archive), and Nathan Golub (Mountain Goats)—as well as Joan Shelley and Casey Toll (Mt. Moriah).
“The professor you always wished you had, the human jukebox, the guitar player and singer who makes any band that he’s in better. He’s a southern scholar and gentleman in the tradition of Jim Dickinson, George Mitchell, & Les Blank. He’s a Dave Van Ronk for SEC country.” – William Tyler
“A singular combination of pedigree, experience, education, and talent.” – The Oxford American
“Beautifully loose arrangements of playful, resilient songs.” – Uncut
“Music that takes us to a deep place in the American spirit.” – Art Rosenbaum