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Not exactly a master, yet much more than a dabbler, Jimbo Mathus occupies that great middle ground of American roots rock. Like so many before him, Mathus gets by with mixture of moxie and sweat; a basic understanding of blues, country and rock 'n' roll tropes; and a willingness to wear one's heart on one's sleeve while never stepping too far outside a certain worldly toughness.

Published in Music News
Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:00

Jimbo Mathus 9/23/10

Through his swamp-soul croons, yelps and harmonies, you hear Jimbo Mathus’ command of his songs. His stories of confused drifters and shady deals are told with the reserve and candor of a road-hewn musician who knows he’s got your attention and can keep it.

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