Juice & Jive
'Juice & Jive' is Robert Coleman Trussell's followup to 'Texas Gothic,' his 2005 release on Goodnight-Loving Records, which became a minor hit in Europe and pockets of North America. The new album is in the same roots-acoustic-insurgent country-alt. Country-Americana-unplugged tradition of 'Texas Gothic.' In other words, more drunks, more loners, more outlaws, more unhinged men in love. 'Juice & Jive' features Trussell on guitar and harmonica, harmonies by Rachel Ries on three cuts and co-producer Kelly Werts on fiddle, mandolin, banjo and his trusty portable USO pump organ. Robert Coleman Trussell was born in Kingsville, Tex. And lives in Kansas City with his wife, Donna Trussell, a writer who co-wrote two of the songs on 'Juice & Jive.' From the Rootstime. Be review (translated by Norman Read): 'But among all the various, outstanding songs where he has gone out into the little world of the countryside, I did find a favorite. If I were stranded somewhere, waiting in vain for a cancelled train, then I would request 'Walking Feet' with Kelly Werts' violin reaching for the sky, as a comfort for my last request. The songwriter intuitively knows how to use melancholy to connect with the tension/relaxation elements within his songs. The man from Kingsville who now lives in Kansas City should immediately fly over to Belgium, because with his songs, he could easily sing for two hours. And if he and Mr. Werts are scheduled, both of them together on one stage would guarantee an evening full of heartfelt listening pleasure.'