Benjamin Booker recently released his second studio album Witness which is proving to be one of the best albums of the year. The album mixes gospel, garage rock, and blues as Booker expands upon his sound. “Right On You” is one of the best tracks on the record with its raucous guitars and Booker’s growly voice.
I first heard about Shakey Graves last year and have been following him ever since. His music is in the same vein as Two Gallants and Benjamin Booker with its folk blues influences. Shakey’s guitar playing is absolutely impeccable especially on “If Not For You”. Check it out above.
I just discovered Benjamin Booker and I must say that his self-titled album is quite possibly the best record I have heard in ages. I have been looking for new guitar centered music and I stumbled across him while listening to Shakey Graves on youtube. His music is both explosive and moving with its blues/soul/garage centric vibe.
One of the best songs on his incredible album is “Violent Shiver” which has one of the most catchiest and amazing riffs ever with its fast paced tempo. Check out his stunning live performance on David Letterman above.