I was introduced to Achilles Tenderloin via an Indiebandguru.com assignment. Soon after I began to follow him on the gram. I love the hustle, the dedication but most importantly his music. For City Cat, I have a list of songs and artists who I want to highlight. Achilles Tenderloin was on that list. With his 10-song full length release Tincture For Trouble, I knew I had to get to work.
I'll be the first to admit that I don't know Johnny Cash's music well enough to remotely suggest I'm a true fan but the style which Achilles Tenderloin plays with reminds me of Johnny Cash. In the end, along with talent and performance, it comes down to style. In a world filled with talented people, do you have a unique style that will set you apart from the pack. I believe Achilles Tenderloin does.
"Torch Song" is a testament to that statement and the new LP's opening track. Taking us back to that early Ray Charles era with its boozy, toe tapping, head nodding ways. It's got some attitude, some spunk. The horn that plays throughout is pure gold. A great opening track.
I highlighted as must listens the songs "Never Trust A Barber" and "Falls Thistlethwaite" and we're in luck because they play in that order.
If bluesy Americana is what you crave, look no further. From Richmond Indiana, Achilles Tenderloin rolls on, hop on board. Check out our provided single "Howling At The Earth" and follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Spotify!!!