Jeremy James Meyer
24. May 2021 By Walter Price 0


Jeremy James Meyer – Cat On A Chain [Alive & OK, LP] is available Bandcamp, Spotify, American Standard Time.

jeremy james meyer

by Walter Price

The last time we checked in with Seattle songwriter Jeremy James Meyer he had teamed up with Ben Walden on the brilliant Taco Tapes’ ‘trad is rad‘ LP. Well, this is now and Meyer has returned with a new album on the horizon called ‘Alive & OK’ and Walden is back as well as a whole list of top-rung players. And not to mention, the incomparable Bart Budwig and Matthew Neal Schultz joining in on production..

This set is gaining some worthy attention just off of its two singles. The juke-joint romp of “Low Gap Swagger” and the ramblin’ man story-song “Cat On A Chain’. Both tracks showcasing the before mentioned soul-shaking musicianship and picturesque lyrical depths that’ll have not diehard Southern Rock fans, Red Dirt aficionados, and jam-band loyals all finding common ground.

To get you acclimated, you can stream “Cat On A Chain” and it’s on the road again music video, directed by Bobby Cochran, here at the GTC. This track harkens back to the Dead, Robert Earl Keen, and Waylon with a bit of Chuck Prophet’s wordsmithery. To set the scene, this is a troubadour’s tale, taking his time with friends town by town. making a dime with his music any which way he can. It’s a bit romantic if you don’t mind waking up staring at both familiar, at times, and mysterious unknown walls on other occasions. This is a song for the perpetual traveler with freedom and an ole trusty guitar as the only constants.

The ‘Alive & OK’ LP is due for release on June 11, 2021, via American Standard Records. But stay here a spell and check out “Cat On A Chain’ before you pre-order…


Article cover photo via YouTube

Recorded live in Enterprise, Oregon at the historic OK Theater
Produced by Jeremy James Meyer, Matthew Neal Schultz, and Bart Budwig
Engineered by Bart Budwig
Additional engineering by Matt Takiff
Mixed by Bart Budwig
Additional mixing by Al Jones
Mastered by Al Jones at Laminal Audio
Cover photography by Sarah Kathryn Wainwright

Bart Budwig – coronet
Ben Walden – electric guitar, archtop, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica
Caitlin Jemma – vocals
Cooper Trail – drums
Forrest Vantuyl – electric guitar
Jeremy James Meyer – acoustic guitar, vocals
Joshua James Jackson – electric and upright bass
Lawrence McCarter – piano, organ
Margo Cilker – back up vocals
Matthew Neal Schultz – vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Michael Steinkirchner – electric guitar, lap steel
Nevada Sowle – piano, organ, electric guitar, percussion
Seth Kinzie – piano

Video filmed & edited by Bobby Cochran
with Sarah Kathryn Wainwright & Joshua James Jackson

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Alive & OK is the second full-band album from Jeremy James Meyer. It was recorded live in Enterprise, Oregon at the historic OK Theater with Bart Budwig at the helm. Surrounded by some of the most audacious players in the west, Jeremy explores the universal elements of failure and regrowth using the full range of roots music styles, from folk and blues to country and rock.” – bio

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