|Photo by Tom Rankin|
Music doesn't get much more simple than a voice and acoustic guitar, and that's what the latest from Jake Xerxes Fussell is... to start at least. But it's how he puts together a song that is both perfectly familiar and also unique to just him. "Breast of Glass" sounds like thousands of songs you've heard before, but also completely unique to itself. It's simple, traditional folk/Americana music but with just the slightest twist that no one but Fussell quite has. I apologize for the horrible description especially since I know he deserves a much better one, but you truly need to listen to a song like "Breast of Glass" and then you'll understand what I mean.
You can listen to "Breast of Glass" below. Good and Green Again is due out January 22 on Paradise of Bachelors. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Jake Xerxes Fussell, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates can be found below the song.
Fri. Jan. 21 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The NightlightSat. Jan. 22 - Richmond, VA @ The CamelSun. Jan. 23 - Washington, DC @ Pie ShopTue. Jan. 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCAWed. Jan. 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting FactoryThu. Jan. 27 - Boston, MA @ Club PassimFri. Jan 28 - Keene, NH @ Nova ArtsSat. Jan. 29 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe LenaThu. Feb. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers *Sat. Feb 19 - Santa Monica, CA @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop *Tue. Feb 22 - Portland, OR @ The Old Church *Sun. May 1 - Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny RootsMon. May 2 - Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny RootsTue. May 3 - Dublin, IE @ Bello BarWed. May 4 - Belfast, UK @ Cathedral Quarter Arts FestivalFri. May 6 - Manchester, UK @ Gulliver’sSat. May 7 - London, UK @ OsloSun. May 8 - Glasgow, UK @ Glad CafeMon. May 9 - York, UK @ Fulford ArmsWed. May 11 - Ultrecht, NL @ Tivoli (Club Nine)Fri. May 13 - Nijmegen, NL @ MerleynSat. May 14 - Cologne, DE @ King GeorgMon. May 16 - Hamburg, DE @ AalhausTue. May 17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso * w/ special guest Tom Brosseau