The music of Jack Thorgood & The McKinley Bros Band chronicles the loves, losses, heartbreaks and dreams of a traveling bluesman in search of some piece of mind. Steel strings, walking basslines, a shuffling beat and healthy dose of blues harp accompanythe singer as he tells his tales of regret and hope. Jack is the quintessential singer/songwriter, traveling the heartland with guitar in hand. One can imagine Thorgood in thedriver seat, heading to the next gig with a van full of McKinley brothers in tow.
There is only one obstacle to this scenario…
They'renot real. Jack Thorgood & The McKinley Bros Band is a fictional band of outlaw country crooners, created by Swedish musicians Martin Wilhelmsson and Anders Wikström.
From the Delta blues lament of "Love is Just a Fog" to the Dylan-inspired heartbreaker "I'm Only Bleeding", Jack Thorgood & TheMcKinley Bros Band's self-titled debutfeels like the real deal. T
The album was recorded at a studio in Sweden, but its heartwas born in the honky tonks and highways of the Americansouthwest. Martin and Anders conjure the ghosts of legends like Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and Merle Haggard.
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