RIYL: Alabama Shakes, Heartless Bastards, Gary Clark Jr.

Label: ATO Records

N’awlins-based soul brother Benjamin Booker ain’t your typical bluesman.  Citing everyone from The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as influences, Booker throws a myriad of styles and moods into his cauldron of Americana.  Gospel, soul, garage rock, and every style of the blues from Chicago to the Mississippi Delta…Booker has you covered in spades and adds his own side of Louisiana hot sauce to keep your ear buds salivating.

Newest single Witness is sweaty soul-stirring revival ministry.  You can practically hear the heads getting dunked in the Yukon in those high-reaching choir harmonies.  The fuzzy bass line keeps it firmly in rock territory, though, so you can keep the angel and the demon on your shoulders satisfied.

Grab the blue vinyl variant, limited to 500, after the ‘buy’ link.  Booker has a healthy fan base, so I wouldn’t expect those to last too long.

The Details

“Witness” is the highly anticipated follow-up to Benjamin Booker’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.
Limited edition blue vinyl – 500 copies available for pre–order exclusively through ATO Records.
- All pre-orders receive an instant download of the track “Witness"
- First 500 pre-orders receive autographed booklets
- All pre-orders receive an early digital download on Monday, May 29.

Price $19.99

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