LITTLE G WEEVIL
THREE CHORDS TOO MANY
XLNT RECORDS 1602
APPLE PICKER–DAD’S STORY–YOU’RE THE ONE–GOING BACK SOUTH–PLACE A DOLLAR IN MY HAND–THE TALE OF CAPTAIN SIEGAL–ONE LITTLE CUP–WEALTHY MAN–OUTDATED CITIZEN–SUNSHINE BLUES–MEET ME IN THE CITY–SAVING A MARRIAGE
IBC winner and world-renowned acoustic bluesman Little G Weevil, based out of Atlanta, GA, sho’ nuff put on his travelin’ shoes during the completion of his latest set for XLNT Records, “Three Chords Too Many.” The first five tracks were laid down at bassist Paul Niehaus’ studio in St. Louis, and G was so enamored of them–calling them some of the most spontaneous blues he’d ever done–he journeyed all the way to his homeland of Budapest, Hungary, to complete the album.
An all-acoustic affair throughout, we loved the opening cut, the tale of “The Apple Picker,” full of juicy double-entendres’ everywhere! “Dad’s Story” is perhaps his family biography, and has a country-gospel feel. “Going Back South” is Delta blues at its core, as G is “leaving in the morning on that Memphis Queen.”
The latter cuts, with his “home” band, feature more instrumentation, but stay true to the album’s vision and roots of pre-WWII blues. First up is the lively reel of “The Tale Of Captain Siegal,” who once “rode a fifty-foot humpback whale,” and utilizes country fiddle from Zsolt Pinter. G’s had it up to here with numerous bills and payments due, because “there’s only so much water you can pour in One Little Cup.” This one swings profusely, propelled by honky-tonk piano from Jambalaya Nemes, and harp from Champ Pribojski. They keep that bluesy groove percolatin’ with a cautionary tale about “women in high heels with low standards” when on the prowl for a “Wealthy Man!” The set closes with a cool spoken-word story of a drunken reveler at a Finnish hotel where G and the band were staying, and how they ended up “Saving A Marriage.”
Little G Weevil is a consummate musician, storyteller, and all-around world-traveling troubadour! Enjoy some authentic acoustic blues with “Three Chords Too Many!” Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.