Blues-Based Album On White Vinyl LP!
Classic Covers + Never-Before-Released Originals!
Tony Joe White's music is as primal as a lizard's backbone. It echoes from the magnolia groves and bayous of his Louisiana childhood, and looms into the present every time he unleashes the molasses and tanned-leather combination of his guitar and voice.
Bad Mouthin' marks a notable shift in Tony Joe White's musical progression. Known widely as a swamp rock legend, Tony Joe breaks the mold on his newest record which features classic blues covers from the likes of Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and more, along with tracks self-written, but never before released. Tony Joe's delicate guitar work and patient approach to recording, combined with his lifelong admiration for legendary blues musicians and songwriters, make this release a poignant moment in Tony Joe's history, and hints at the creative avenues he has yet to explore.
"When and where I grew up, blues was just about the only music I heard and loved," recalls White. "I thought it was time to make a blues album that sounds the way I always loved the music."
White took an unconventional approach to recording the album. The tracks were recorded using his own gear in an old barn on his property. Setting up a studio in two former horse stalls, Bad Mouthin' was recorded with just his 1965 Fender Stratocaster, and produced by his son Jody White. The anticipated release of the album comes over 50 years after the original creation of some of the tracks featured on the album.
"If you want to visit The Swamp and hear the blues of tough, no-nonsense, real people, Tony Joe White's Bad Mouthin' will take you there." - AmericanaMusicShow
• Vinyl LP
• First pressing on White Vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time digital download
1. Bad Mouthin'
2. Baby Please Don't Go
3. Cool Town Woman
4. Boom Boom
5. Big Boss Man
6. Sundown Blues
7. Rich Woman Blues
8. Bad Dreams
9. Awful Dreams
10. Down The Dirt Road Blues
11. Stockholm Blues
12. Heartbreak Hotel