A Premiere From J. Isaiah Evans and the Boss Tweed


J Isaiah Evans

One other week, one other nice new artist to introduce. This time it’s J. Isaiah Evans & The Boss Tweed from Dallas, Texas. If Evans’ identify sound acquainted, it ought to – he’s the driving pressure behind The 40 Acre Mule. With that group Evans gloriously explored the intersection of R&B and rock and roll, kicking up a sweaty ruckus and leaving a path of musical destruction in his wake.

Evans strikes in a barely completely different course with the Boss Tweed. The in-your-face rock and roll angle persists, however this time within the type of an organ trio with Matthew Vasquez on keys and Spud Crowly on drums. The group obtained off to a well-deserved quick begin, making their first dwell look not even a yr in the past after they opened for Alejandro Escovedo. Since then, they’ve shared the stage with Silverada (previously Mike & the Moonpies), Jason Boland & the Stragglers and, most lately, Dave Alvin’s The Third Thoughts.

And now they’re able to share their debut single. Says Evans about it:

I used to be invited to do a visitor slot with Straight Tequila Night time at Granada Theater in Dallas. They gave me two Mel McDaniel songs to take a look at and that despatched me down a rabbit gap of his work. I used to be very accustomed to “Louisiana Saturday Night time” and “Child’s Obtained Her Blue Denims On” however I had by no means heard “Stand Up” for some purpose. Nice tune! I knew it might make a very stable rock-n-roll tune. So, I began figuring out the association and took it to my backing band, The Boss Tweed. A couple of weeks later we had been in Tennessee, laying it down dwell to tape at Memphis Magnetic Recording with our producer Scott McEwen. I couldn’t be happier with what we made and I believe Mel McDaniel would dig it, too.

I’ll admit that I wasn’t beforehand accustomed to 1980’s nation singer McDaniel and his catalog so I sought out his authentic. It gave me an appreciation not just for McDaniel’s songwriting but in addition Evans’ potential to rework the tune from its nation roots into an excellent and electrifying R&B throw down.

Concerning the creator:  Gentle-mannered company government by day, excitable Twangville denizen by evening.


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