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Lincoln Durham - 'Revelations of a Mind Unraveling' (album stream) (premiere)

One-man Americana band Lincoln Durham sings and plays a mixed up gumbo of Southern roots music genres that crackle and pop with passion and intensity.

One-man Americana band Lincoln Durham sings and plays a mixed up gumbo of Southern roots music genres that crackle and pop with passion and intensity. Durham describes what he does as a "Southern-Gothic-Punk-Gospel-Revival One-Man-Band" and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. He plays all manner of vintage guitars, banjos, fiddles, homemade percussion, and whatever random objects add the sounds he wants. On Durham's new album, Revelations of a Mind Unraveling, releasing tomorrow, he works on exorcizing his demons while melding old-time blues to punk with hard-charging energy and conviction. Durham says that “Revelations of a Mind Unraveling was birthed in a dark and tumultuous corner of my mind. These songs are my therapy. This album is my ammunition against the internal demons."

In our review of Revelations of a Mind Unraveling, we said that "this is the kind of record that Jack White wishes he could make, a record that is loose, unhinged by commercial limitations or stylistic allegiances. Durham demonstrates again and again that he’s no one’s man but his own." This is the kind of music that makes you believe in the power of music.

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