Photo | Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
Band: An Intimate Evening with Jimbo Mathus
Date: Sunday, July 29, 7 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroomofmobile.com
Tickets: $25; call 251-367-4599 to reserve
Since opening its doors, The Listening Room of Mobile has proven to be one of Mobile’s most unique musical experiences. From singer-songwriters to sideshows, this venue innovates the listening room concept with a diverse variety of events. Now The Listening Room of Mobile is bringing the prolific Grammy winner Jimbo Mathus back to its intimate confines.
The “Katfish King” has something special planned for this Azalea City performance — an “audience request” show, where members of the audience can request songs from the span of Mathus’ career. Given the eclectic nature of his body of work, this format makes for a performance filled with a variety of sounds.
Mathus’ musical roadmap began with the punk sounds of Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves. Then he spent time as the leader of the retro jazz outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, which he has revived in recent months. Mathus will be prepared to perform raw, dirty blues from his Knockdown South era. The country rock sounds of his Tri-State Coalition project will also be available for request.
With such a plethora of music from which to choose, those attending are encouraged to explore Mathus’ extensive catalog for potential requests.