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Jeb Loy Nichols: Country Hustle

Andy Gill, The Independent, March 2017

ON COUNTRY HUSTLE, Jeb Loy Nichols' characteristic strain of expat-Americana leans away from folk and country, towards soul and funk of various forms, from his slinky treatment of Razzy Bailey's 'I Hate Hate', a Northern Soul number from 40 years ago, to his own funky 'Regret', which hangs, James Brown style, on the "one" as Nichols frets about how "melancholia got me on the ropes".

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