Jim White is anything but a household name around here, so we’re really fortunate to be included in the mini-tour celebrating his collaboration with Athens, GA’s Packway Handle Band.
From the folks at Yep Roc, who have just released the collaborative CD:
The Packway Handle Band likely had no idea just how wild a trip they were packing for when they asked fellow Georgian Jim White to produce their album, but before they knew it, Take It Like a Man was a full-on collaboration by a conjoined entity known as Jim White vs. the Packway Handle Band.
Word of their unorthodox union is already being heralded with pronouncements such as this one from No Depression, hailing the album as “a joyous collision of styles that adds a bit of ‘edge’ and some pretty cool melodies to this straight-laced music.”
Uncut magazine named it “Best American Album of the Month,” citing, “Like most everything White does,Take It Like a Man is a discourse that demands attention.” MOJO also declared it “Americana Album of the Month,” calling it :haunting and literate, almost unbearably beautiful.”