Honky tonk, hard country and outlaw combine for this rippin’ new single from Gethen Jenkins. There’s some great playing right across it, from lead guitar to pedal steel, backed by a swinging freight train rhythm section on this shuffling drinking song. Hell of a voice too – gruff and deep, in the tradition of Waylon and Merle. Album coming early 2019.
The back story:
Jenkin’s journey began surrounded by American music, from the purest of Bluegrass to whiskey soaked Honky Tonk. Music took hold at the age of eight, beating on his dad’s Gibson guitar. His teenage years were spent in Galena, a rural village on the Yukon River, deep in the Alaskan tundra. After eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Gethen landed in Southern California. Returning from Iraq, determined to sing his own song, he found a home in Country Music with his band The Freightshakers (since revamped as Gethen Jenkins). Over the next several years Gethen immersed himself in his music, working hard to create a unique sound keeping true to his roots.
Earlier this year, Gethen Jenkins recorded his full-length album in Nashville with award-winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson). The first single, “Bottle In My Hand”, drops August 17 and album coming out Spring 2019.