Short & Company
Short and Company - Sweet ‘n’ Nasty Soul Guitar Grooves All the Way Down
Brought up in Jackson, Ky., (hometown of Sturgill Simpson), original recipe singer/songwriter and genre-bending guitar blazer Jeremy Short has quickly risen to the top shelf of must-hear players on the regional scene.
Jeremy Short was raised in a musical family where music just poured out whether it was over at the Wolverine United Methodist Church, at the piano, or at the dinner table. The son of a rock ‘n’ roll drummer, he first found his professional groove as lead guitarist and front man for the R&B horn band, Downtown King and the lead guitarist for Sasha Colette's red-hot Americana backing band, The Magnolias.
Tangled up in the roots and blues, Short released his first solo EP, "Songs From the Chicken Shack," a stringer full of country-fried Delta-slide blues keepers, while Short and Company have blue-collar built regional audiences, electrifying crowds in Memphis, besting hundreds of bands to make it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge while also quickly becoming a favorite on the regional festival and club scene.
With his newest release, "Lost In A Spin", Short manages to deliver an entire album of tailored glimpses into life in small town Appalachia. Touching on the throes of addiction, his shameless love of a strong willed woman, and his need to escape and hit the road, Short shows he's unafraid to share both where he's coming from and what exactly he is hoping to accomplish.
Influenced by a wild-eyed range of guitarists such as Frank Zappa and Robin Trower and blessed with sweet Southern flowing vocal soul, Short - and his lock-step Company - testify there is plenty left to be said and added to the great scrolls of soul-shined Southern Rock.
“If you want to get to Memphis, you pump a tank full of gas and start barreling southwest. If you're Jeremy Short, you just plug in your guitar and step up to the microphone."
-Dave Lavender, Herald Dispatch