Turning blind eyes - austin jones and the bootheel boys
This is the full length debut album for Austin Jones and The Bootheel Boys. This project has been a big part of my life since 2014 and I'm excited to be able to share our record with you. I played on and mixed this record. I'm featured on "Whiskey and Women" and "Rye Whiskey"
“Whiskey and Women” follows, wearing a groove from Chicago to Memphis and back again with its blistering hot horns, rhythmic shuffle and Jones’ howling delivery. A pealing saxophone solo gives voice to the tune’s good-time grief.
“I tried being single and I tried drinking gin / Oh but Lord have mercy, I didn’t like either of them,” Jones sings near the end of the cut, showcasing the record’s wry, weathered sense of humor.
Alexander brings this album highlight to a close with a wicked solo. Early and often, he imprints the record with jazz-informed licks that lend contour and color, and brings technical acumen to Jones’ more free-flowing approach without ever quenching his spirit.
Read the full album review by Aarik Danielsen for the Columbia Tribune here.
Rye Whiskey by Austin Jones and the bootheel boys
This version of Rye Whiskey was tracked in July 2016 at Szkolka Studios in Columbia, Mo. I acted as the recording engineer, as well as producer and electric guitar player on the track.
To the water - Robin Anderson
This track was recorded in the June 2017 as part of Robin Anderson's debut album at Szkolka Studios in Columbia, Mo. Not only did I play on the entire record (minus The Piano), I worked with Robin in the studio to help develop the songs. I also did all mixing in my home studio after the tracking process was finished.
You can find more info on Robin Anderson here.
You can buy "In All Degrees" here.