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Jeb Loy Nichols

Now Then


Jeb Loy’s fourth disc continues the mix of soul, country and reggae that he’s uniquely developed. At times he’s taking something right out of the Al Green lexicon; other times he’s following in the footsteps of Hank Williams. His songs have been described as “the lonesome children of Merle, Marley and Marx.” The legendary Memphis singer/songwriter Dan Penn assists on “Ever Feel Like Leaving” (#10) and Shalia Prospere does a nice duet with Jeb Loy on “Really Together” (#2). Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at his schizophrenic music: He was born in Wyoming; raised in Missouri; moved to Austin, then New York, then London; now lives and works on a farm in Wales; and recorded this record in Nashville.

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