Title - Americana Soul
Artist - The Jorgensens
For those unaware, on November 4th, 2022, celebrated musical collective The Jorgensens, led by harmonizing duo Kurt and Brianna Jorgensen, will proudly present their new album Americana Soul via Paramour Records.
Specializing in an honest, authentic style of roots rock/AAA/Americana-steeped sound, The Jorgensens’ have earned a loyal fanbase and press adulation for their signature steel-sharp musicianship, honey-soaked harmonizations, and relatable lyrics, which have drawn comparisons to Delaney and Bonnie and Alabama Shakes.
Kurt’s mix of vintage guitar, bouncy bass lines, and modern technology blends with Brianna’s classically-trained multi-instrumental talent, as she deftly commands keyboards, guitar, and mandolin, among others.
Add the remaining members unique, diverse talents, and the result is a mix of vintage classiness, hip style, and a love of fun (which beams out of their music videos). Blending influences from the blues, bluegrass, traditional earthy spirituals, and jazz into a unique, distinctly America-bred musical style, their story in and of itself is that of a bond between various personalities.
1. Old Black Crow
3. Boom Boom Boom
4. Hey Baby
5. Shake It
6. Out of My Mind
7. Leave Your Light On
8. Dark Road
9. Twenty Years
10. State Line
This most perfectly manicured and infectiously sweet-sounding new album opens on the harmonious, blues soul twang of Old Black Crow and the gentle hipsway of Miles and then brings us the warmly melodic, veritably acoustic Boom Boom Boom, the late night, sultry hoochie coochie of Hey Baby and the mid-tempo balladry of Shake It follows it thereafter.
Along next is one of my own personal favorites from the new recording, the impassioned, low slung blues rock of Out of My Mind which is in turn backed by the Americana-imbued breeze within Leave Your Light On, the foot-tapper Dark Road, the album rounding out on the troubadour-imbibed Twenty Years, coming to a close on the harmonic, elegant balladry gossamer of State Line.
The roots of The Jorgensens were set in 2014 in St. Paul, MN, when singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brianna Tagg was introduced to fellow vocalist/songwriter/guitarist/producer Kurt Jorgensen. Embarking on a musical journey with their first album Jorgensen/Tagg, they continued to write music as their bond grew stronger.
As both were getting sober, Kurt was also suffering the weight of a recent divorce – seeing each other through these difficult times forged an incredible connection.
Something amazing happens when soulmates create music; when kismet seeks to bring two creative forces together in a way that allows them to express kindred emotions and sentiments through song.
Originally starting as collaborators, Kurt and Brianna would go on to marry, give birth to a son, and infuse their kinetic energy into The Jorgensens, which blossomed with the additions of Andra Lee Suchy (vocals), Brenda Lee King (Bass Guitar), Jeff King (Saxophone, Clarinets), Jeff Levine (Trumpet), Mark O’ Day (Drums, Percussion), and C Harris (Percussion).
It’s this closeness that radiates through every note, twang, and lyric of their songs, as evidenced on the current feel-good single “Old Black Crow”, which is already making waves at radio. This simpatico energy burns bright on Americana Soul.
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