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Thursday, October 18, 2012

TROTLINE: First Glimpse - WHITE BUFFALO



From the Desk of...Captain Catfish
October 16, 2012

Dear Trotline,

I am pleased to present to you the following press release, artwork and first MP3 release from our forthcoming CD/LP, "WHITE BUFFALO."

You are the first in the nation to receive this!  Thanks to our Kickstarter donors and fans for making this happen.  Thanks also to our good friend and amazing artist, Chach (ChachCo. in Little Rock) for the artwork assist.

Please tell your friends & family about upcoming tour dates (below), and stay tuned for the 2013 White Buffalo tour.  We need warm bodies at all our live shows!  Please help spread the word.

'Bout to do the damn thang, so stay with us--
Your pal,
Jimmo

JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION  
Sign to Fat Possum Records

 "WHITE BUFFALO," SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 22, 2013 
Stream the first single, "In the Garden," HERE 
 
"Only those born & raised in North Mississippi will know exactly what I mean; to those set adrift amidst broke-dick rednecks, radical pentecostalism, moonshine bootleggers & Pusser-mania, there are two kings to choose from- ELVIS or JESUS..."  - Jimbo Mathus
October 16, 2012:  In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, Jimbo Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone American music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. The lifelong musician, co-founder of the hyper ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, has signed to Oxford, MS label Fat Possum Records and will release White Buffalo, produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, on January 22, 2012. Opening with the mandolin-driven Southern Gothic fable "In the Garden," Mathus and his band, the Tri-State Coalition, deliver an emotional, honest batch of songs that embrace the richness of American music - gospel, country, blues and folk. Mathus' "tri-state" band, a handpicked group of like-minded players who make up his formidable live band, includes Matt Pierce (Arkansas), Terrence Bishop (Tennessee), and fellow Mississippians Eric Carlton and Ryan Rogers.    
There's a rich sense of region and history in his music. "I was born into the nexus of Southern/American culture, from Elvis to William Faulkner," he says of his Mississippi upbringing. "I'm continually amazed that these great accomplishments in the arts were somehow achieved in this unlikely location. This state is revered by many worldwide for its arts, culture, cuisine, letters and athletic heroes and abhorred for its cruelty and racism. You can find the depths of ignorance and the loftiest of thinking."
  
It's these contradictions and exposure to a wide variety of musical styles -- jazz, blues, and the folk music brought over by his Scottish ancestors, fiddlers whose playing paid for their steamship passage in the early 1800s --  that inform and color 
Mathus' songs.  His voice is rough but expressive, soulful and haunted. At times he's a Delta Van Morrison, other times he's got the hard-won wisdom of the late Warren Zevon.  

White Buffalo is a tribute to Mathus' love of true American music "I want to know American music from the inside out, from top to bottom," he says. "I instinctively knew that there was no fast track to get where I wanted to go to learn what I wanted to know. I came to discover that American music started with the people that came here from somewhere else, with all these cultures contributing something. W.C. Handy, Jimmy Rogers, Charley Patton, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, and the Ramones. They all made American music and all it led somewhere - I was determined to find out where." 
   
After settling in North Carolina and finding success with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mathus went through the acrimony and lawsuits that followed the band's break-up, returning to Mississippi to remember why he loved music in the first place.
 White Buffalo is just that, the culmination of years of listening, absorbing and loving music, with an empathy for the real people, like Mathus, who have declined a place in "polite" society. Unvarnished and unswerving, Mathus bares his soul on these songs and invites the listener into his world of Southern lore, family tales, doubt, loss and forgiveness.

White Buffalo track listing:
In The Garden     
(I Wanna Be Your) Satellite    
Tennessee Walker Mare    
White Buffalo    
Hatchie Bottom    
Fake Hex    
Poor Lost Souls    
Self    
Run Devil Run    
Useless Heart

JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION
WE 10/17       NASHVILLE, TN - LOVELESS CAFE  (Music City Roots show and broadcast)                                                            
TH  10/18       CLEVELAND, MS - DOCKERY FARMS
SA 10/20        NEW ORLEANS, LA - CHICKIE WAH WAH
TH 10/25        HOPSON, MS - HOPSON PLANTATION COMMISARY
SA 10/27        FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SMOKE & BARREL TAVERN
WE 11/07       OXFORD, MS - SNACKBAR
FR 11/09        OXFORD, MS - THE LIBRARY, 5 PM
FR 11/09        OXFORD, MS - PROUD LARRY'S, 9 PM

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