James, Early: Strange Time To Be Alive (Vinyl LP)
Alabama's native son, the lyrical wordsmith Early James, conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt.
The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by the singer’s unmistakable voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to pained, forlorn whispers – and songs that tread in the waters of darkly themed broken hearts, with the wry humor of the sad clown.
- Racing Through a Red Light
- Straightjacket for Two
- My Sweet Camelia
- What a Strange Time to Be Alive
- Real Low Down Lonesome (Feat. Sierra Farrell)
- Harder to Blame
- If Heaven Is a Hotel
- Splenda Daddy
- Dance in the Fire
- Wasted and Wanting
- Something for Nothing - Early James