Video: Southern Hospitality – Certified Lover

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013

“Certified Lover”

Blind Pig Records has released a new video from Americana roots music sensation Southern Hospitality, whom some critics have dubbed a “southern rock supergroup” reminiscent of Little Feat, the Allman Brothers, and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Led by a trio of young virtuosos, (Damon Fowler on lap steel, JP Soars on guitar, and Victor Wainwright on keyboards), Southern Hospitality has crafted a highly compelling mix of Southern soul, rootsy rock, and swampy blues with echoes of Muscle Shoals and Macon.  Their debut release, ‘Easy Livin,’ was produced by Tab Benoit, who said, “Damon, Victor, and JP are the future of roots music.”

The “Certified Lover’ video, filmed at a live show in a Florida nightclub, features Wainwright’s very soulful performance of his own composition.

To watch the video of “Certified Lover,” please click HERE.

In its album review Living Blues said, “‘Certified Lover’ is a slow burn soul ballad that would have been right at home at a late 1960s R&B session in Muscle Shoals.  Wainwright delivers an impassioned vocal as Soars and Fowler trade smoking guitar runs.”

Vintage Guitar magazine commented, “When Wainwright serves up some good old-fashioned Southern soul vocals in the minor-key blues of ‘Certified Lover,’ he brings to mind the late, great Ronnie Barron’s work with Paul Butterfield.  But the tune is made by Fowler and Soars’ sweet midrange guitar fills and an unhurried yet tantalizingly mellow guitar solo.  Fowler and Soars play as if they have nothing to prove with the result of proving everything.”

Southern Hospitality is currently nominated for three Blues Blast Music Awards – “Blues Band of the Year,” “New Artist Debut Release” Easy Livin’, and a “Sean Costello Rising Star” nomination for Victor Wainwright, who won the prestigious “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award” at the Blues Music Awards show in May.  Voting is open to Blues Blast subscribers. It’s FREE and easy; to vote please click HERE.

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