You can’t stick Bob Malone into a genre. The New Jersey native is a mad scientist concocting a magical potion of blues, jazz, folk and rock brewed together by his honky-tonk piano that’s more New Orleans than Nashville. On Malone’s sixth album, Ain’t What You Know, the only genre he’s interested in is his own: the American genre.
Uncle Lucius cooks up the southern-fried guitar with a side of groovy percussion smothered in soul. Whether contemplating liquor or love, the Austin, Texas-based band stays true to its roots in Sly and the Family Stone and the Black Crowes. Wash that all down with some whiskey, listen to the live session on the Rhythm Section, and you will start to see what sets Uncle Lucius apart in the Southern rock field.