Mr. Jukebox

Mr. Jukebox

by Josh Hedley

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Overview

The very title Mr. Jukebox signals that Joshua Hedley's 2018 debut album is a throwback to an older time -- one when jukeboxes were a common sight in the corner bar. Roughly, that would be the '60s, and from its honeyed production to its dollar-bin cover art, that's precisely the era Hedley evokes on this swift 30-minute album. Hedley's fantasia of '60s country is constructed in equal parts from Nashville and Texas: he can kick up some dust on a hardwood honky tonk floor, but the music is given a warm, shiny polish and tight arrangements that recall the heyday of the Music City. If Hedley is sometimes a bit too tidy a singer, that suits the precision tuning of his music. This isn't a casual reconstruction of a bygone era; it's a careful reconstruction of all the attributes of '60s mainstream country. It's pretty irresistible as a sheer time capsule, but Hedley isn't relying just on sonics; he constructs ten sturdy songs that give Mr. Jukebox the foundation to be something more than nostalgia. By exceeding so well in his craft, Hedley makes the old sounds feel new again.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2018
Label: Third Man Records
UPC: 0813547025746
catalogNumber: 70257
Rank: 64093

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Josh Hedley   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica,Vibes,Bass Harmonica
Bryan Owings   Drums
Skylar Wilson   Piano,Triangle
Jeff Taylor   Accordion
Jordan Lehning   Strings,Background Vocals
Micah Hulscher   Organ,Piano
Michael Rinne   Bass
Zach Casebolt   Violin
Jeremy Fetzer   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jon Radford   Percussion,Drums
Kristen Rogers   Background Vocals
Misa Arriaga   Background Vocals
Kristin Weber   Violin,Background Vocals
Eddie Lange   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Cassie Shudak   Viola
Melodie Chase   Cello

Technical Credits

Leigh Harline   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Skylar Wilson   Composer,Producer
Jordan Lehning   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jeremy Ferguson   Engineer
Michael Rinne   Tic Tac
Josh Hedley   Composer
Jonny Fritz   Composer

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