Burnside Album Details

Forbis, Wil and The Gentlemen Scoundrels, Shadey's Jukebox

Music critic Billy Shepherd described the music of Wil Forbis and the Gentlemen Scoundrels as "country music gone beautifully wrong" and a listen to their debut album, Shadey's Jukebox, will only confirm the remark. The album is centered on the sounds of country and Americana, but isn't afraid to borrow liberally from a wide spectrum of styles to create additional impact. Dixieland horn breaks, bluegrass mandolin and Nashville speed picking all interlock in graceful harmony. What holds it all together is both Forbis's allegiance to the craft of songwriting and the eyebrow raising musicianship of his band. The album features Dave Alvin side man, Steve Mugalian, on drums and an array of guest musicians from the Los Angeles Americana scene who drop in on fiddle, pedal steel and organ.