Local Music New Album Review

Jake Xerxes Fussell

A recently new resident to Durham, Jake Xerxes Fussell is hands down one of the best traditional musicians of today. Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, Fussell became well acquainted with the Piedmont blues musicians that were from the Chattahoochee Valley by touring and recording with legends like Precious Bryant, Black Rodeo Rider, Rye Whiskey Distiller, and Georgia Daniel. In this new self-titled album, Fussell teamed up with William Tyler to rearrange ten folk and blues songs that still retain their roots, but with more of Fussell’s original flare. – Local Music Director Clint Bowman