The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.”
In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers, and “interplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.
Jimbo and his boys, the Tri-State Coalition, are headed to NOLA for a show on Saturday, October 20 at Chickie Wah Wah and will have a new album to be released through Fat Possum Records in early 2013. But today, we’ve got a copy of his brand new EP, Blue Light to award to one of you.
“Only those born and raised in North Mississippi will know exactly what I mean; to those set adrift amidst broke-dick rednecks, radical Pentecostalism, moonshine bootleggers, and Pusser-mania, there are two kings to choose from–ELVIS or JESUS…”
Enter to win a copy of Jimbo Mathus’ brand new EP, Blue Light in the comments below by citing your brand of Southern inspiration, however you may define it. The one that strikes a chord with us will take home the record.
We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, 10/17.