What can I say about Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners? Well, I try to keep my reviews between 250 to 550 words so I will see what I can do.
Take about two cups of Johnny Cash add a dash or two of Tom Waits, and a smidgen of the psychobilly or punk roots that began molding him years ago, and you have Jack Cade.
His debut album “This Fiery Road” comes after, as he puts it, he found his voice hearing an old Johnny Cash tune, “Man Comes Around”, and apparently discovering his voice matched up nicely with the relatively simple songs he pens.
Do not let that word simple fool you though. Simple in my book is brilliant, and it is especially so in this case. An added bonus is the band he has behind these simply composed tunes which helps every song on the album to achieve success!
Along with Mr. Cades gruff yet soothing vocals the rest of the Everyday Sinners is comprised of Tom Anderson (Guitar, Mandolin, Piano and Saxophone), Andy Goodchild (Drums and Percussion), Phil Berry (Bass), Andy Purcell (Hammond and Piano) and Ben Cox-Smith (Dobro Slide). Guesting on several tracks are Matt Holland (Brass), Tony Whennell (Clarinet), Richard Whennell (Piano and backing vocals), Chris Haigh (Fiddle) and Alex Anderson (Drums).
I love this album for so many reasons. It’s honky-tonk or is it? It’s country, or is it? It’s blues, or is it? It continuously keeps the listener guessing. I on the other hand, after hearing the first track, the title cut, “This Fiery Road”, decided not to categorize, but instead, simply enjoy this extremely unique brand of whatever it is.
The amazingly talented Ivan Neville was asked to describe the genre of music the audience was witnessing in Brooklyn, NY last year at the Soulive-Bowlive festival - he said, "These are some of my favorite people...I'm a fan!" Then when asked from what genre this music is he replies, "Good Music, the genre is Good Music!"
That is what I prefer to say when I’m being placed in the position of trying to categorize something. I simply say, “the Genre is good music”! That is what this is, Good Music. You will notice I capitalized both the ‘G’ and the ‘M’. That is to create a new genre, a proper noun if you will, when it comes to describing incredible musicians such as Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners.
This album is comprised of one great song after the other, loaded with lyrics that come from way down deep in the area of the spiritual body, either right next to, or actually residing within his soul. Each song is sung with emotion and never loses its way in the process.
Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinner’s, “This Fiery Road” was released on September 7 on Collision Music.
‘Rebel’ Rod says to check it out!