If you like Swampy Jug Music, you’re in for a treat with this band.
The band – made up of Brian Martin, Joe Sundell, Rebecca Patek and Melissa Carper – collaborated over 2020 in Martin’s cabin in Greens Ferry, Arkansas, to create a roots-influenced sound that they managed to make their own.
Since their origins in 2010, the band has developed and refined their sound, especially since adding in Patek on the fiddle after the release of their first album. Even with each of them having their own solo projects, the tight-knit foursome are always able to come back together again to spark sonic chemistry, and the new album is no exception.
“Cold Rain” is the perfect song from the album to make the second single.
With its unplugged instrumentation and haunting harmonies, the song is able to capture the feeling of looking out a cabin window at the falling rain outside. The banjo and fiddle are able to speak to each other in such a beautiful way that helps to heighten the vocals and give the song more and more texture as it progresses. The percussion in the song adds to its folk stylings and all around calming feel. Each member of Sad Daddy comes together in this song to make it the peaceful, truly Americana song that it is.
The excitement surrounding Way Up In The Hills is palpable, and “Cold Rain” along with the first single off this album, “Charlie Pickle,” are tantalizing previews of what’s to come. Both singles are available wherever you stream your music, and the album is slated for release in January.