While songwriter and former Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus is known more for his energetic romp through the archives of American music, his newest offering is a departure of sorts. The title track to Dark Night of the Soul (recorded with The Tri-State Coalition) bleeds intensity, raspy vocals and shimmery guitars. “From the gritty, Southern country rock explored in Confederate Buddha and White Buffalo, to the ’60s roadhouse, garage rock found on his Blue Light EP, Dark Night of the Soul sees Mathus fully surrendering to his rock and roll impulses,” says PopMatters. Jimbo Mathus plays The Mothlight on Thursday, April 24, at 9:30 p.m. Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots also perform. $8 advance/$10 day of show. themothlight.com. Photo by Elizabeth DeCicco
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