Few folks, it seems, are as prolific as Centro-matic/South San Gabriel frontman Will Johnson. On top of last year's great Centro-matic album Candidate Waltz, Johnson was also 1/4 of the recent Woody Guthrie-covering supergroup New Multitudes (side note: their set was my favorite thing I saw at Newport Folk Festival). Now, Will is ready to unleash another solo album upon us with Scorpion.
The album was produced by longtime Centro/South San collaborator and bandmate Matt Pence...they holed up in a Denton, TX studio for just a few days, enlisting the help of multi-instrumentalist (and fellow C-M/SSG band member) Scott Danbom, Okkervil River's Howard Draper, and Magnolia Electric Company's Mikey Kapinus.
Come see Will Johnson and his friend Anders Parker at our inaugural show in the new upstairs performance space at the New West / Normaltown office this coming Monday, 9/17!
Patterson Hood -- Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
Patterson really knocked it out of the park with his latest solo album...enough said.