Kenny Roby - Memories & Birds

Kenny Roby - Memories & Birds (4/2) - Founder of the acclaimed 90's roots/rock band 6 String Drag (High Hat, co-produced by Steve Earle, is an essential listen) returns with his fourth solo album since his 1999 debut Mercury's Blues..."He's phenomenal" declared Ryan Adams in a Rolling Stone interview...New project is Roby's first since '06's The Mercy Filter and touches the cornerstones that have made him a critical if relatively unheralded component in modern Americana: classic, brilliantly conceived songs along the lines of Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman and Tom Waits and an incredibly diverse skill set of distinctly  American musical influences -- New Orleans slo-funk groove, alt-country, Motown, dust bowl folk balladry and grimy, atmospheric rock to name just a few. The songs are deep and dark, soulful with a touch of foreboding mystery For starters, dig down to the serene majesty of "A Short Mile" and then head to the jukebox shuffle of "This Monster" and a live video of "Colorado" after the jump...

Kenny Roby - 'A Short Mile' from Memories & Birds)

Kenny Roby - 'This Monster' from Memories & Birds)