Friday, April 19, 2024

Jake Xerxes Fussell - "Going to Georgia"

Photo by Kate Medley

Jake Xerxes Fussell just has his own way of playing traditional folk music unlike anyone else out there. His latest single is a version of the traditional song "Going to Georgia." In Fussell's hands the song keeps its traditional roots while sounding updated and almost modern. Fussell has always had a timeless sound to his music, and makes "Going to Georgia" sound both vintage and current. Something about his delivery makes this an instantly compelling listen, through both talent and charm. If you like virtually any subgenre of folk, you're going to love "Going to Georgia."

Jake Xerxes Fussell says of his latest single:

“I learned the traditional song ‘Going to Georgia’ from a few different places so my version is something of a collage. There are a number of variants out there. Ralph Stanley played a version of it, as did the great song collector and revivalist/interpreter Paul Clayton. My main source was an early 1980s field recording of The Eller Family of Hiawassee, Georgia, brought to us by artist-documentarians Art and Margo Rosenbaum via their wonderful Folkways anthology Folk Visions & Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia.”

You can listen to "Going to Georgia" below. When I'm Called is due out July 12 on Fat Possum Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Jake Xerxes Fussell, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

Thu. May 16 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
Fri. May 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Outpost
Sat. May 18 - Talbotton, GA @ Talbotton Fest
Sun. May 19 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Fri. June 21 - Roanoke, VA @ Spot on Kirk
Sat. June 22 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
Sun. June 23 - Mt. Solon, VA @ Red Wing Roots Festival
Tue. June 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Thu. June 27 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge ~
Fri. June 28 - Catskill, NY @ Avalon Lounge ~
Sat. June 29 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Tue. July 16 - San Diego @ The Casbah *
Wed. July 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Barnsdall Gallery *
Thu. July 18 -  San Luis Obispo, CA @ Brisol's Cider House *
Fri. July 19 - Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall *
Sat. July 20 -San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
Sun. July 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's *
Tue. July 23 - Bend, OR @ Volcanic Pub *
Wed. July 24 -Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Thu. July 25 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
Fri. July 26 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo *
Sat. July 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *

Wed. Aug. 28 - Dublin, IE @ The Workman's Club
Fri. Aug. 30 - London, UK @ Lafayette
Sat. Aug. 31 - Lewes, UK @ Con Club Lewes nr Brighton
Sun. Sept. 1 - Bristol, UK @ Lantern Hall
Mon. Sept. 2 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Tue. Sept. 3 - Glasgow, UK @ Mono
Wed. Sept. 4 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Fri. Sept. 6 - Paris, FR @ L’Archipel
Sat. Sept. 7 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Sun. Sept. 8 - Rotterdam, NL @ Kantine Walhalla
Thu. Sept. 26 - Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
~ with special guest Kath Bloom
*  with special guest Robin Holcomb

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