Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!
Timber Timbre, "Curtains!?" - Canadian act Timber Timbre plays bluesy rock with a jilted twist, like Nick Cave downing a few and playing the local pub stage. These guys are perfectly unnerving, and their latest record, Hot Dreams, is damn near perfect - lyrically weird, melodically haunting and musically loose and shuffling. Give Timber Timbre a chance. Promise you won't regret it.
Greensky Bluegrass, "Windshield" - Sure, they don't have the subtlest name of all the bluegrass bands out there, but don't let that deter you. This Illinois band is the real deal, pumping traditional bluegrass jams into hard-driving, emotional and affecting tunes. On the band's latest "If Sorrow Swims," Greensky's songwriting is as great as their picking. A bluegrass band on the way up, for sure.