Release Date: 11 September 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Strange Faith Love & Poverty Limited Vinyl LP
Love & Poverty is the debut album from Strange Faith, a new collaborative project involving country soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols and jazz/soul/folk producer and composer Benedic Lamdin, acclaimed for his output under the Nostalgia 77 moniker alongside work with the likes of Valerie June, Jamie Cullum and Prince Fatty.
Strange Faith brings a rich and vibrant, breezy and jazz-inflected twist on the laid-back soul sound and earthy lyrical slant that has seen Wales-based American artist Nichols crowned the "high priest of country cool" by Rolling Stone magazine.
Although his voice is unmistakable, 'Love & Poverty' is a far cry from being a Nichols solo effort, and it shines with the essential and equal input of a talented ensemble: in attendance at the original session, held at drummer Antonio Feola's studio, were Jeb Loy Nichols on guitar and vocals, Feola himself on drums, Ned Crowther on bass and vocals, and Lamdin playing guitar.
The sound of this album is infused with the contrasting atmospheres of the inner London location where the sessions took place and the Welsh countryside, where Nichols lives and where the songs started their lives.
1. Sun Gone West
2. Hard Work in (Good Lovin Out)
3. Fair Weather
4. Just a Man
5. My Old Friend
7. Walking Over
8. Just a Few Feet from the Gutter
9. Tell Me Why
10. Sweetest Sweetheart
11. Say Thank You