The Weeks Dear Bo Jackson on 45RPM 2LP
2013's Dear Bo Jackson was recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer/engineer Paul Moak at his Nashville studio, The Smoakstack, shortly after the Jackson, Mississippi-based band’s relocation to Music City USA. Drawing inspiration from such iconic works of Americana as The Band’s Music From Big Pink, The Weeks enriched their already well-seasoned sonic stew with the classic flavors of soul, R&B, funk, and heavy boogie to create their own unique take on contemporary Southern rock.
Big brass, lush strings, and twangy pedal steel have been fused into the band’s trademark sludge pop sound, with Sam Williams’ greasy guitars and the highly charged engine room of bassist Damien Bone and drummer Cain Barnes now officially joined by master keyboardist Alex Admiral Collier.
Throughout the album, songs like “Brother In The Night” and the exuberant title track see Cyle Barnes’ rending his throat raw as he tells dramatic and truthful tales of modern Southern lives, full of hope despite often punishing circumstances. Dear Bo Jackson shows The Weeks to be not unlike the legendary athlete of the album’s title: indisputable all-stars, capable of just about anything.