Phil Cook & His Feat :: Hungry Mother Blues
I wrote about Phil Cook from Megafaun’s debut self-titled album a couple weeks ago (see previous post here). Lucky for us, Phil Cook and His Feat is releasing a second record via Trekky Records on May 10th! Unlike his debut album, Phil isn’t giving Hungry Mother Blues away for free – and why would he? They guy makes great music and should be rewarded for it.
Phil Cook seems to create his most inspired solo work when stuck inside during times of stormy weather. Like his first record, brought about by a thunderstorm, Hungry Mother Blues is the byproduct of a rare North Carolina ice storm. The immediacy, intimacy, and intensity of Phil Cooks recordings have few tricks to hide behind, as there are no lyrics and each track features him on a single instrument (and an occasional foot tapping or kick drum). Hungry Mother Blues is the real deal.
Cook joins a passionate group of folk revival musicians that aim to keep authentic folk music alive. In the spirit of that folk tradition, Hungry Mother Blues isn’t trying to be the record devoid of imperfections. With that said, I don’t think Phil Cook played a single wrong note on this record: it’s the fret buzz, static noises, and natural reverb that make Hungry Mother Blues richly authentic folk. Phil Cook does the american folk scene justice.
Buy Phil Cook’s Hungry Mother Blues directly via Bandcamp
MP3: Phil Cook : “Ballad of A Hungry Mother”
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