Papa Jack Couch performs originals forged over long years of two-lane blacktops and smoke-rise sundowns, with direct influences reaching back to Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash. Emerging from long years of exile with relevance and thump, with a voice of Tupelo honey over burnt sourdough and a rhythm playing style - on a battered ‘59 hockshop Martin - just good enough to forestall eviction, his performances are supported and inspired by the Standard Electric Irregulars.
Led by guitarist Micah Cadwell they’re the group assembled to record his album Meriwether, each a successful individual performer in their own right.
In a review of that album Creative Loafing’s Chad Radford describes them as producing a “one-of-a-kind musical atmosphere that borrows tone and pitch from a hodgepodge of styles ... Countrypolitan, Delta folk, and New Orleans blues.” They play with “endearing Southern wisdom ... tales of heartache, smiles, bad luck, and devotion to the Almighty ... a series of portraits of everyone from petty criminals to antagonists with ‘manslaughtering eyes’ and the desperate people who love them.”
A video of his solo Hazel Eyes, produced by the Attic Sounds, was recently released on immersiveatlanta.com, and a video of a second song, Twilight Memories is scheduled soon.
More information and links to the album are at https://www.papajackmusic.com