Clay Parker & Jodi James (from the album The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound available as a self-release)
Woody Guthrie plays a part in the daily existence of Clay Parker and Jodi James. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana duo adopted life and song styles from the Oklahoma songman. Their recent release, The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound grabs a line from a Guthrie tune as it title. Clay Parker and Jodi James enter with “Easy, Breeze” opening the album on a sway, The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound quietly turning the wheel in “Cumberland Mill (No Pain)”, picking out an English Folk melody for “Gallows Tree”, amping up the pace to head into “Yazoo City”, and saddling up Country and Western rhythms that gets lost in the hum of the highway for “Every New Sky”.
Clay Parker and Jodi James strum Folk music for dusty desert landscapes and travelers camps, the songs dipped in California Country psychedelia and Cosmic American soundscapes. Jodi James explains the nomadic troubadour life of the pair, sharing that ‘I think we both appreciate old-fashioned methods and ways of doing things. We’d rather play a different town every night like artists used to…traveling and bringing our music to all these different people and places organically ‘. A dreamy reverie walks “Killin’ Floor” while Clay Parker and Jodi James ramble “Down to the Garden” on a Folk Rock rhythm and find a determined shuffle for “Katie’s Blues”.
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