Albums Of The Year So Far (pt.3): Featuring Ian Siegal, Joanne Shaw Taylor, GravelRoad, Jack White and more…
2. GravelRoad – Psychedelta (Knick Knack)
I recently found myself nodding like a dashboard-mounted novelty dog as GravelRoad’s Stefan Zillioux attacked the “predictable twelve-bar” format of modern blues and its “fannypack-wearing” fanbase. Psychedelta feels like the antidote.
The Seattle trio have spent recent times supporting venerable Fat Possum nutcase T-Model Ford, and they’ve carried his spirit into this album, shaking up the perfect cocktail of deference and anarchy on cuts like Keep On Movin’, where they fuse the lyrics of a chain-gang chant to a dirty-fingernailed furball groove.
It’s an album you’d gladly pay for, but ironically, the band gave Classic Rock a link allowing our website visitors to stream it for free. Head to: