Jen Mize hits the soul, blues and Americana afterburners on this killer second single from this new project with her eight-piece band The Rough N’ Tumble.
Sparse and deeply soulful, ‘All Riled Up‘ digs a deep and infectious groove. There are some great contemporary sounds being created with this kind of stylistic blend (Tami Neilson, Sweet Talk) and it works equally brilliantly here. The genius lays in the snaking verses that set the mood before the catchy chorus ignites the speakers and the horns, damn funky electric guitar and Mize’s soaring vocal take it all to another level.
“We want to shake a room, man,” she says. “We’re a real band…we want to vibrate an audience with music that feels like music used to feel. In the tradition of artists like Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Little Feat, The Black Crowes & Tedeschi Trucks Band, we are setting out to compel a crowd to shake their hips to new music that sounds classic.”