1 - MERCY BROTHERS
- HOLY GHOST POWER! - (CD)
Louisiana musicians often blend zealous religious lyrics with the most raucous, rowdy accompaniment. From Ferridays rocking Jerry Lee Lewis and his preacher cousin Jimmy Swaggart, to the funky gospel guitarists Elder Utah Smith of New Orleans, and Reverend Charlie Jackson, of Baton Rouge -- to name but a few -- Louisiana music has long straddled that fine line between Saturday night blow-outs and Sunday morning reflection. The latest band to joyously explore this passionate roots-music border zone is the Lafayette-based Mercy Brothers -- as heard on their exuberant debut CD Holy Ghost Power. Lead singer Kevin Sekhani and lead guitarist Mark Meaux write almost all of the Mercy Brothers original material. Both come to the band with decades of professional experience in both Lafayette and Austin, the best known result of which is the quarter-century run of the Cajun-punk band The Bluerunners, which Meaux founded in 1987. Keyboardist Garland Theriot, who contributes mightily to the bands arrangements, grew up near Lafayette listening to everything --- rock, country, Cajun music, zydeco, blues, funk, and more -- but "it was the gospel I listened to as a kid that led me to play piano." Sekhani, Meaux, and Theriot are anchored by the mighty rhythm section of bassist Matt Thornton and Dave Nezat, who hold down the sanctified groove.With the release of Holy Ghost Power one of South Louisianas most exciting and original new bands is fixing to preach and testify from coast to coast. Go see the Mercy Brothers some Saturday night -- but dont be surprised if youre still there on Sunday morning!
TRACKLISTING: 01. Holy Ghost Power! 02. The 309 03. Get Right Now With Jesus 04. Rise, Devil Rise 05. Keys To The Kingdom 06. The Devil's Food Tastes Like Cake 07. Following Jesus 08. 10,000 Angels 09. Joy Of The Word 10. Come Home Sinner 11. Kite Tails
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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-04-2013
Item # : 440388
Availability: IN STOCK