Americana Highways is excited to announce Marley’s Ghost will be releasing a new album next year, and to premiere this track , their interpretation of “Shadrack,” to wet your whistle. The album, Travelin’ Shoes, was produced by Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan), and features Dan Wheetman (bass, fiddler, guitar, vocals), Jon Wilcox (mandolin, guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Mike Phelan (guitars, dobro, bass, fiddle, vocals), Ed Littlefield Jr. (pedal steel, guitars, bass, fiddle, bagpipes, vocals) Jerry Fletcher (keyboards, accordion, vocals) and Bob Nichols (drums, percussion). It’s a collection of traditional gospel songs produced by the masterful Campbell with contemporary freshness.
With this new gospel project, the band remains true to its tradition of keen harmonies and clear musical layering. Their interpretation of The Golden Gate Quartet’s “Shadrack” is bouncy and bright, with rich fluid vocal blendings and a hopstep that’s always right on time.
Over the years we’ve been inspired by and borrowed heavily from the Golden Gate Quartet’s catalog of gospel favorites. This latest entry in what we call our “hooba-hooba” style gospel is our joyful take on the stylings of GGQ’s ‘Shadrack.’ Five voices locked w/guitar, bass & drums bringing Thirties mojo to the 21st century.” —Mike Phelan of Marley’s Ghost
Give it a listen, right here: