This week, November 17th to be exact, Jake Hill & Deep Creek will be releasing their full-length album Eagle. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jake and the boys around M&T, whether it was the full band playing our show at O’Brien’s in the spring or us campaigning for Jake to play the Newport Folk Festival, we’ve always been fans of his work.
If you aren’t familiar with the musical musings of Jake Hill, Eagle will be the perfect introduction. Jake’s signature snarl permeates throughout the record while the Deep Creek boys take a dirty, distorted approach to country music, and I mean that in the best way possible. Tracks like “Red Magic Marker Marquee” and “Coverin’ The Ground” could be classified as honky-tonk grunge (if you can even imagine that) while album opener “Old Man And The Sea Song” is simply a catchy rock and roll tune, one that attendees of our show in the spring will certainly recognize. Then there’s “Transom Dance”, quite possibly one of my favorite songs on the record, with it’s sitar outro which was quite the pleasant surprise upon my first listen. The album culminates in the impassioned ode, “Talkin Fuckin Steve Earle Blues” where Hill repeats over and over, “Steve Earle/Steve Earle/Spent all my money on Steve fuckin Earle” as only Hill could do.
You can celebrate the release of Eagle with Jake Hill & Deep Creek this Saturday at The New World Tavern in Plymouth, MA. The record release show will also feature sets by The Mallet Brothers Band and Joseph Aaskov of The Civil Slingers, needless to say it’s sure to be a rowdy night. Find out more info on the record release show here and enjoy an acoustic version of “Talkin Fuckin Steve Earle Blues” and the official video for “Long Long Way” below.