Jon Langford – Four Lost Souls – 180 Gram Vinyl, 2017, Americana
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2017 release. On Four Lost Souls, Welsh-born, Chicago-based punk-rocker-turned-Americana Icon and revered visual artist Jon Langford headed to Muscle Shoals, AL under a cloud of dark politics. It’s an album of pure Americana, beyond the news of the day, going to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll are blown aside by the warm, languid breezes.
Langford is one of the founders of punk band The Mekons, post-punk group The Three Johns and alternative country ensembles The Waco Brothers and Pine Valley Cosmonauts. Since the mid-1980s, Langford has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock.