J.D. Wilkes And The Dirt Daubers Wild Moon on 180g LP + Download Card
Produced by Punk Legend Cheetah Chrome
Plowboy Records’ latest signing, J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, release Wild Moon, their third album. Produced by Cheetah Chrome, Wild Moon finds The Dirt Daubers - previously an old-timey, acoustic group – plugged in and wailing away on raw, blissfully distorted rock-n-roll and blues. The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman, artist, director and country punk pioneer J.D. Wilkes in 2009 with his wife Jessica. Wilkes’ “gothic preacher” persona and frantic blues harmonica whips Wild Moon into a frenzy, trading lead vocal duties with his feminine foil.
J.D. and Jessica are joined by electric guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Preston Corn. Smoky baritone sax grooves are provided by Tom Waits’ sideman Ralph Carney, with piano played by Wilkes himself - delving deeper into the bluesy recesses of American music. Jessica emotes pained lyrics about life, love and loss on tunes like “No More My Love” and “Apples and Oranges,” while J.D. continues his southern storytelling style on “Angel Crown” and the title track.
Wilkes is also an accomplished harmonica player, having recorded for such artists as Merle Haggard, John Carter Cash, Mike Patton, and Hank Williams III. He can also be spotted playing harmonica for Hank Williams III in the 2004 American Masters film Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues. His song "Swampblood" can be heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for HBO’s True Blood series.
“The band might have come ‘down from the mountain’ (only to land square in the Mississippi Delta), but the heart and soul of the Dirt Daubers remain intact...” - J.D. Wilkes
"Wilkes writes mind-blowing lyrics rife with Biblical references and ruminations of life, death, sin and redemption." - Billboard
J.D. Wilkes And The Dirt Daubers Wild Moon Track Listing:
1. French Harp Hustle
2. Apple and Oranges
3. Wild Moon
5. No Rest for the Wicked
6. No More My Love
7. Angel Crown
8. Let It Fly
9. You Know I Love You
10. Hidey Hole
11. Don't Thrill Me No More
12. River Song
13. God Fearing People