David Quinn (Chicago) has released two tracks this year and both of them hit our sweet spot with their authentic and in-the-pocket country sound. Not over-produced, simply great playing, a cool production sound (Andrija Tokic, known for his work with Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price) and Quinn’s voice that swings between rockabilly and honky tonk.
He’s surrounded himself with a solid pedigree of country players – Dave Roe (Johnny Cash), Jimmy Lester (Hayes Carll, Billy Joe Shaver), Jon Estes (John Paul White, Kesha), Micah Hulscher (Margo Price) and background singer Alexis Saski (of Americana-blues band Muddy Magnolia). The band conjure up a wonderful cosmic country sound on ‘Cryin’ Shame’ and ‘Wanderin’ Fool’, part traditional and part searching for the new country sound, with a psych undercurrent not a million miles away from Will Oldham and Phosphorescent.
I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of his debut LP Wanderin’ Fool which comes out April 5th.