Jimbo Mathus Gears Up for Busy 2012

 

Longtime alt-American
fave prepping to sell the proverbial White Buffalo this year, in fact. Love the new EP’s
cover art, by the way…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Coming July 20: erstwhile Squirrel Nut Zippers mainman Jimbo
Mathus’ six-song vinyl EP Blue Light on
the Big Legal Mess label and recorded with producer Bruce Watson at Watson’s Water Valley, Miss.,
studio, Dialed Back Sound. The platter is described as “Southern musical
alchemy…. from the proto garage rock of “Haunted John” (“up and down Saint
Charles/rides the streetcar all night long”), to the sideways-with-the-law
Southern rock of “Blue Light” to the dead-end gospel-fueled country weeper of
“Burn the Honky Tonk.”

 

Mathus, of course, was heard from not all that long ago on
2011’s Confederate Buddha. Coming
next is White Buffalo, billed to Jimbo
Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition and produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Steve
Earle, The Bottle Rockets, Del Lords).

 

Of the band’s recording, Mathus says, “White Buffalo is a collaboration with our producer, ‘Roscoe’ Ambel,
who brought a fierceness, a keen edge to our sound.  I’ve never been
prouder of any recording.” Ambel offers, “There is an effortless, natural
feeling that comes from Jimbo & Tri-State’s music that in today’s times
cannot be mistaken for anything less than ‘great.'”

 

Tour Dates:

 

Fri., May 4, 6:15 p.m.  MEMPHIS, TN
  FedEx Blues Tent

Sat., May 5, 9:30 p.m.  COLUMBUS, MS
(downtown)

Sun., May  6, 4:30 p.m.  WATER VALLEY, MS   (downtown)
  

Thurs.,  May 17, 7 p.m. OXFORD, MS   The Powerhouse

Fri-Sat., May 18-19, TBD MARKSVILLE, LA
 Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds

Sat., May 26, 7:30 p.m.   MEMPHIS,
TN   Levitt Shell at Overton Park   

Fri., June 8, 10 p.m. LITTLE ROCK, AR   Whitewater
Tavern

Sat., June 9, TBD  HELENA, AR
  Levee Stage   

Fri., June 15, TBD  ATLANTA, GA
  Star Bar

Fri., June 22, TBD  NASHVILLE, TN   Grimey’s
Basement   

Sat., June 23, TBD  CHARLESTON, SC
   The Pour House

Sun., June 24, TBD  ATHENS, GA
   The Melting Pot

Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m. OXFORD, MS   Rooster’s Blues House

Sat., June 30, TBD  WATERFORD, MS    Hill Country
Picnic Stage   

Fri., July 6, TBD  MOBILE, AL
   The Shed-Mobile   

Sat., July 7, TBD 
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS
  The Shed-Ocean Springs   

Sat., July 21, 7:30 p.m. MEMPHIS, TN
  National Ornamental

Sat., July 28, TBD  PHILADELPHIA, MS  Neshoba County Fair
  

Sat., Aug. 11, TBD  CLARKSDALE, MS   Delta Blues Museum
Main Stage   

Sat., Aug. 11, 9 p.m.  HOPSON, MS   Hopson
Plantation Commissary   

Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. BRADFORDVILLE, FL
  Bradfordville Blues Club   
 

 

 

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