Indie artists, Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram have just released, Civility, their first record together as a duo. Civility is an intimate acoustic album that includes a couple new Joseph penned originals as well as a couple fan favorites that have been previously recorded by some of his other projects. Joseph a voracious consumer of new music also includes a couple covers that might be surprising to those who aren’t aware of his eclectic musical taste.
Joseph’s appeal has always been his accessibility, his raw and powerful lyrics and his ability to keep it fresh with new musical outlets. Civility is no exception as Joseph’s rich voice and storytelling really shine on it, exposing increasingly humble lyrics and a redemptive tone that comes with years of touring.
With world-class drummer Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor) on percussion, Joseph is able to create a low-key vibe that shines a new perspective on some familiar songs resulting in a more-than-worthy addition to his prolific discography.
Indeed, “Civility” finds Joseph on yet another dusty path as he and Ingram serve up ambitious acoustic versions of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”, Blitzen Trapper’s “Furr”, re-workings of Joseph classics “Good Sunday” and “Muscle”, and the powerful “White Dirt” which was co-written with Dave Schools (Widespread Panic).
The pairing of Joseph & Ingram is a natural and headed to club near you this fall. Pull up a stool and remember your civility.