Friday April 9, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Eddie 9V‘s (pronounced 9-Volt) debut combines a lo-fi aesthetic with the blues in an organic way. It makes sense; in many ways, the blues pioneered the lo-fi sound, what with ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax roaming the United States and Europe from the 1940s through the 1960s, capturing all kinds of music, including the blues. These field recordings, which included legends like Lead Belly, are not known for their sound quality but do successfully convey the beauty of the artist. The 23-year-old 9V, who recorded this pretty much alone in a Georgia shack, is tapped into that old-school blues energy.