Kyle Kimbrell with Joelton Mayfield
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Kyle released his first full length record right in the beginning of a worldwide pandemic and a national revival. Ironically, this theme resonates for the times and for Kimbrell as a writer. There’s an uneasiness resting on the line of diving in and giving up. “Finally, At Last” harnesses this same energy with “one ounce of worry to scare the hell outta me.” Kimbrell delivers poetry with a pointed end like “shut up mind, let me think,” biting like a 100 proof bourbon. From the swinging front-porch blues sound of “Toothache” to the Gram Parsons cosmic country realm of “Lockjaw Fever,” Kyle delivers a message for the nervous, glass-half-empty folks with enough room for a hopeful change in perspective. Despite the storms, hypochondria, and paranoid sense of simple things going wrong, Kimbrell still tells us we’ll make it through, little by little. “I’m just counting my blessings being on this walk,” Kimbrell said over the phone while strolling his Birmingham neighborhood. While pensive on the fact that his first full-length was released during a worldwide pandemic, Kyle maintains an energy of delight. “I’m a simple guy, man. If it makes somebody feel something, I can go home happy. I’m putting honest work out there. No bullshit.”
Raised in small town central Texas and based in Nashville, Tennessee, Joelton Mayfield crafts hard-hitting alt-country that’s at home in dive bars and DIY venues alike. Mayfield’s distinct take on the genre blends Wilco-esque musicality with the dynamics and melodic edge of second-wave emo to create a sound all his own. This musical innovation underscores Mayfield’s deft lyricism, which draws a Southern Gothic literary sensibility and deals intimately with the tensions embedded in family, religion, masculinity, and love in the American South.
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