King Thurber wears Another Hat
LATEST ALBUM “KING THURBER ESQUIRE”
Follow up and sharp right turn from King’s first album, "While Thinking of You” Esquire explores music inspired by the endless timbres of that classic Leo guitar. Single “Gonna Go Already Gone” is a straight up ‘Caster road tune. Them hills in the windshield and no regrets in the rearview. Second single “Sugarman” is a true swamper tale from the piney woods of Mississippi co/written with Tony Schmitz, who lived it.
“’Sup Dale” twangs from the beach and reminisces those surf style mixes from the sixties. “Whitest Shoes in Nashville” - I was standing on the stage of the Opry. They didn’t let me play, but I was standing there. At the time you’d think everyone in town wore Stetsons and alligator/ostrich cowboy boots, but no, just trucker caps and white Reeboks. Listen to this throwback tune for the rest of the story. “Urgh Wah” a speeding instrumental wacking the pedal of the title. Little Feat lives in the tribute “Down on the Farm” with sweeping slide tricks. “Roses for Annie” comes home with the guitar it was written on. Featuring Kate MaCleod on violin. “Sonny and Little Hen” just appeared one day and is a good bet for get-down cajun two step. “Mallards” is about the great Hendersonville diner that was plowed under for the malls. ”Pancho and Lefty” a last wistful look at the passing of lives and time.
CREDITS: All songs, arrangements, vocals and instruments by King Thurber, except Roses for Annie featuring Kate MaCleod violin. “Sugarman” by Thurber/Schmitz, Alas Blancas Music, BMI “Down on the Farm” by Paul Barrere, Barrere Music c/o BMG Firefly ASCAP; “Pancho and Lefty” Townes Van Zandt, c/o Ruminating Music ASCAP.
King Thurber is a player extraordinaire, composer and producer. Anything with strings and frets and unique keyboard arrangements. With roots in raw rock and roll, hear splashes of acoustic, jazz, latin, classical and even electronic music.
Americana caught up with King. His songs have a wry modern rural twist. With vocals slightly north of Neil, he’ll stick with being classified a Songwriter.