Title: The Life & Times of Drewford Alabama
Artist: Drewford Alabama
Label: Ninjas & Wolves
Release Date: 05/01/2015
Billed as a musician whose talents span the simultaneously infinite and finite genres of folk and Americana; Drewford Alabama certainly knows how to strut his stuff to the sound of the old country.
On new song “Water”, Guillemotsfront man Fyfe Dangerfield joins the project, which is somewhat uncharacteristically fronted by onetime Noisettes and sometime Stereophonics band member Jamie Morrison. Don’t back away too quickly – there’s little here to hint at the epic rock of Morrison’s past ventures. In fact, “Water” presents the perfect troubadour pairing for a song that welcomes in the spring, albeit a little early for some.
In a further move for the mysterious, apparently the project was formed Morrison found himself flipping through a book penned by the allusive character of Drewford Alabama, 1943-1951: “The book intrigued me so much it didn’t leave my sight. I continued reading throughout the following weeks. I had fallen in love with the songs. It was as if the lyrics were written for me and where I was at that time.”
“Water” is taken from the forthcoming debut EP from Drewford Alabama, The Life & Times of Drewford Alabama, due for release on 5th January 2015 through Ninjas and Wolves.