Trigger Hippy

Trigger Hippy

by Trigger HippyTrigger Hippy

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Overview

Nashville's Trigger Hippy are a supergroup of sorts, with two strong vocalists, Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene, both of whom have prosperous solo careers of their own, and a back line that includes Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and first-call Nashville session guitarist Tom Bukovac. Throw in strong group songwriting, and one has a roots rock powerhouse that sounds a bit like the Black Crowes backing up Delaney & Bonnie, with a strong R&B and soul feel, all filtered through a dose of hard country and Southern rock. The group's self-titled debut on Rounder Records opens with the delightful "Rise Up Singing," a Greene original, and holds that same warm, soulful feel throughout the whole set, with Osborne and Greene trading off vocals and verses song to song like so much honey and smoke. "Tennessee Mud," "Pretty Mess" (written by the group's bassist, Nick Govrik, another Nashville session cat), and the country-by-way-of-Stax "Dry County" are all standouts here, with sharp, warm playing and vocals to die for, all of which makes this debut stand up well against the supergroup hype that is bound to rain down on Trigger Hippy. There's little doubt that there's a lot of talent here, but the group's real hurdle will be in keeping it all together in the face of the other projects and commitments its members have on their plates. That's the problem with supergroups, but for now at least, Trigger Hippy have delivered a fine album of vintage Southern roots rock. What happens next may have as much to do with recording and touring schedules as it does with any concerns about creative chemistry, which this band has in spades.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2014
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072361270
catalogNumber: 723612
Rank: 57410

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trigger Hippy   Primary Artist
Steve Gorman   Drums
Joan Osborne   Tambourine,Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Guitar
Ian Fitchuk   Keyboards
Jackie Greene   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Sarah Buxton   Background Vocals
Nick Govrik   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Baldridge   Engineer
Steve Gorman   Composer
Joan Osborne   Composer
Tom Bukovac   Composer,Producer
Scott Combs   Cover Art,Logo Design
Jackie Greene   Composer
Nick Govrik   Composer
David Simon-Baker   Engineer
Trigger Hippy   Producer
Audrey Freed   Composer

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