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This is Australian roots music in its purest form. Method bridge the gap between Americana Swamp and the Celts, evoking the journey folk music has made across the Atlantic and Pacific to end up with a uniquely Australian sound.
Bill Jacobi’s musical education began as a 10 year old in South Carolina, through the backroads of America, through Ireland and into the birth of Punk in London. Frank Corby cut his blues teeth in San Francisco, the swing of Motown etching a signature into his distinctive storyteller drumming. Both ended up in Australia as young men and began absorbing local influences.
Between them they have composed and performed with the cream of Australian folk lore (Shane Howard, Neil Murray, The Warrumpi Band, Goanna, Gangajang, Floyd Vincent and the Childbrides, Stiff Gins, Bondi Cigars ), and both have made their own contributions to the fabric of Australian folk history. Together they capture the vastness of the great Southern Land.
Live Method are a powerful rhythm section locked firmly in a gravelly groove that can take the music from a whisper, to a growl to a roar, delivering a rhythm driven roots experience with a lyrical heart. This is not “Americana” or “Celtic”, it is all Australian. Alt-folk played by 2 master musicians with humour, sincerity and a world class Method.
With three critically acclaimed albums to their name, hundreds of gigs under their belt and a career spanning more than 15 years, roots/rock duo Method describe their music as rootsy acoustic groove.
Guitarist Bill Jacobi uses open tuned and lap slide guitars that twist their way around evocative soundscapes and passionate songwriting. He is joined by drummer Frank Corby, who’s often seen pounding the skins behind legendary blues band The Bondi Cigars. Frank is also a notable songwriter in his own right, adding a rich tapestry of rhythm and texture as well as his dark vocals and lyrical twists to the mix.
Times Like These is the third CD release for roots/folk duo Method. A dusty and compelling collection of songs, Method’s music has always exuded a strong sense of the groove and this album is no exception. This is an amalgamation of swamp/roots, alternative county and hillbilly funk; that somehow manages to look back at a wealth of musical tradition, have a good poke around and then turn and run the other way.
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