{MP3} Daddy (Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack) – “The Ballad Of Martin Luther King” (new record out June 21)

I’ve written about a number of americana supergroups (The Resentments, Sometymes Why etc). They’re usually comprised of individuals who are not household names in the real world, but are well respected in the world of roots music. The group called Daddy comprised of Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack, is another such band. They have a new record coming out June 21 that as of yet remains untitled. It’ll be their first studio release since it follows up the 2005 live release At The Women’s Club.

These two first teamed up in a band called bis-quits that recorded for John Prine’s Oh Boy Records. They’ve both had successful solo careers by combining their guitar prowess with songwriting and producing. Here they cover a song called “The Ballad Of Martin Luther King” that they play straight up, the song is a little too obvious for my tastes, but the guitar tones and harmonica are right on. The new record comes out fittingly on Father’s day 2009 (June 21). Keep and eye out for it. And catch them live at SXSW March 19 at Mother Egan’s.

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One Response to “{MP3} Daddy (Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack) – “The Ballad Of Martin Luther King” (new record out June 21)”

  1. Mike Millius says:

    Great job. Would love to sing it with you sometimes. U guys based in Nashville? I get down there every once in a while. Let me know if you're ever in NYC. Give a listen to the MY Space version I cut, using bits from MLK speeches if you haven't heard it already. Thanks guys. I'm honored.