Mockingbird Soul by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough

Available January 27, 2017

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Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer Album Release

Somebody should record a remake of Delaney and Bonnie’s 1971 country-blues extrapolation Motel Shot, and I’m certain Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough could pull it off. Raised in San Diego, DeMeyer moved to Nashville in 2010 and worked with Kimbrough on a couple of full-lengths before cutting this year’s Mockingbird Soul, the duo’s first true collaboration. A Mobile, Ala., native who’s made a name as an ace Music City guitarist and exponent of self-revealing singer-songwriter rock, Kimbrough proves himself a superb blues-soul-folk accompanist throughout Mockingbird Soul — listen to how he inhabits Robin Williamson’s 1966 “October Song,” a number from The Incredible String Band’s first album. I also like the record’s “Carpetbagger’s Lullaby,” a soul tune performed as a jazz waltz. Mockingbird Soul will do until they get around to that Motel Shot remake. (Really: Think about it, guys.) In addition to Friday’s release show at The Basement, the duo also plays one of The Bluebird Cafe’s benefit shows for Alive Hospice, Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDD HURT