PART GOSPEL, PART FOLK, THE GROUP EVOKES BASEMENT REVIVALS, AND POST-CHURCH, FRONT PORCH JAMS. WITH PIANO, TAMBOURINE, ORGAN, SOUTHERN MALE SPOKEN WORD AND DEEP, HEARTY FEMALE CROONING.
CITY PAGES: “The eight hymn-like folk spirituals on Southwire’s self-titled debut come alive via Small’s plaintive and soulful vocals, a mix of lyrical spoken word and booming singing from Larson and the timeworn instruments used to compose the songs…Elmquist’s subtle but steady drumming, [Ben] Larson’s blues-influenced guitar work, and [Jerree] Small’s lilting piano strains all blend elegantly into haunting melodies that sound like they have been carried on the winds of the past.”
PLAY: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RIYL: CAT POWER, EDWARD SHARPE, CALIFONE, NEKO CASE