"Jeb Loy Nichols may sing that he’s "just a country boy," but the music surrounding that sentiment is designed to contradict him to his advantage. Nichols has made his cult by recording mixtures of country, jazz and soul music â€” often acoustic, much of it low-key to the point of enervating. But this new collection, which Nichols says he recorded over the past couple years â€” mostly at home in his spare time between other projects â€” is his most inviting album yet. It seems both offhand and sincerely curious in its musical explorations."says Ken Tucker about Job Loy Nichols’ Parish Bar on today’s Fresh Air on NPR.
The review is airing on Fresh Air today at 1pm EST. It can be read here and will be on the NPR site at 3pm today if you’d prefer to listen in.
For more information about Jeb Loy Nichols and Parish Bar, please visit his Compass Records artist page here.