What would it sound like if Mick Taylor and Keith Richards were in a juke-joint, rock-‘n’-by-god-roll band, a band that preaches the gospel according to Muddy Waters? It would sound like Let’s Do This, the newest album from the Americana supergroup “DADDY”.
DADDY is Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack at their rollicking best. As independent artists, (or as in-demand session players), the individual band members elevate the stage whenever they cross the threshold. Performing together as DADDY, the stage enters a different dimension where time stands still and patrons stand agape as they are carried along with the music. Let’s Do This is the bands most brilliant album to date.
Let’s Do This begins with a life affirming, heart pounding bass. Will Kimbrough’s “Start All Over” doesn’t mince words. “I hope you understand we gotta get along, if we’re gonna have a good time here” makes a statement. Tommy Womack’s “Pissed Off At The World” lays it out and offers his punk rock fans of a certain age something to rage against. Every song on the album is purposeful. The songs “Don’t Kick Me When I’m Down”, “Friday Night At The Villager Tavern”, “Cadillac Problems”, and “State Of Blue” speak to the human conditions we are all facing. Let’s Do This offers a chance to dance it off. “Two Bird Blues”, “Half Drunk”, (co-written with Brigette DeMeyer), and “When Disney Takes Jerusalem” are quintessential Kimbrough and Womack. One especially fine song that showcases Let’s Do This is Kimbrough’s “Rock N Roll, Part 3”. If this song doesn’t get your blood pumping nothing will. The song is pure badass sweat flying leave it all on the stage rock ‘n’ roll. The second especially fine song is the haunting “Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop” by Tommy Womack. This song taps the anxious bloodstream of a population on pins and needles.
To list the combined and individual accolades and contributions of DADDY is an exercise in who’s who of Americana music. Let’s just say you’ll see the individual band members’ names within the liner notes of some of the most notable albums in the past decade. It all begins with Will and Tommy.
Will Kimbrough is an award winning multi instrumentalists, producer, recording artist, sought after session player and songwriter. Will plays lead guitar, mandolin, and sings on the record. willkimbrough.com
Tommy Womack is an award winning lyricist, guitarist, recording artist, radio show host, and novelist. Tommy sings and plays the all important rhythm guitar on the album. tommywomack.com
Paul Griffith is the percussionist famous for his laid back groove on the left footed drums.
Dave Jacques keeps the backbeat on the slippery bass
John Deaderick is the multitalented keyboardist
Lisa Oliver Gray, easily one of the more soulful singers in Nashville, sings along with her brothers from another mother.
Let’s Do This had been in the works for a long time. The songs were written and the band had gotten together in January 2017 to record at Blackbird Studios. The album sat on the sidelines while Will and Tommy actively maintained a vigorous schedule of touring, recording, producing, writing, and healing. All of DADDY are active in multiple projects. Upwards of five albums were released within the year that Let’s Do This was recorded. A medical scare with Tommy, (he’s fine now), added some urgency to finishing the album. The boys got together and said, “Let’s Do This!” and an album was born.
Let’s Do This was released in February 2018 and hovered in the top 40 for several weeks, it currently sits at number 31 on the Americana chart. DADDY is currently touring, and shows are continually added as everybody’s schedule finds a hole to fill. Stay connected to current shows through Will and Tommy’s websites. If DADDY is anywhere near you, go! It’s always a good time.
Current tour featuring DADDY (Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack)
5/24/18 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN http://thebluebirdcafe.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=279545
6/15/18 Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY 8pm show, Buy Tickets
6/16/18 Natalie’s, Worthington, OH https://nataliescoalfiredpizza.com/events/daddy-will-kimbrough-and-tommy-womack/
9/23/18 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival/buy-tickets/
“Cadillac Problems” from Let’s Do This!
DADDY fan favorite “Wash n Fold”
Music City Roots Live from Third and Lindsley – FULL SHOW featuring DADDY live show and interviews with Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack