I’ll Be yours
“Reinventing American heritage music,” according to T Bone Burnett
The Americans honed their chops in near-obscurity until T Bone Burnett and Jack White selected them to play on sessions for their American Epic series. The four LA-based musicians draw on early rock’n’roll for their sound and songs, looking wicked-cool while they’re at it. The whiskey-soaked rockers and gritty ballads of their debut LP roil with hell-bent immediacy, as frontman Patrick Ferris straddles primal ferocity and haunted vulnerability. The Creedence-like guitar riff and four-square groove of “The Right Stuff” drive a timeless tale of desperation and escape, while “Hooky” and “Long Way From Home” give Sun-era rockabilly a Clash-like overhaul.