ELI PAPERBOY REED: Cut Ya Down (2016) + UK dates inc. album launch @ The Jazz Cafe 7.6.16

Cut Ya Down Eli Paperboy Reed[RATING: 5] Now here’s someone you don’t hear enough of (or about), in the UK at least – Eli Paperboy Reed – and lord knows why. But then he is said to work in mysterious ways – the lord that is, not Reed, although the two of them do appear to be engaged in a collaboration of sorts since Reed’s forthcoming new album My Way Home is heavily gospel-influenced and includes this new version of an old gospel cut. Cut Ya Down is the only cover on the LP, but it’s also such a righteously flaming piece of guitar-n-organ-led funky soul that were it not for the god-fearing lyrics, you might swear that the tune originated in the ‘other place.’ If you want to catch Reed live by the way, the start of June is the month as the man is doing a brief three-date tour – dates and locations below player:
(Out now on Yep Roc)

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – UK dates 2016
Sat Jun 04 – Southampton, The 1865
Sun Jun 05 – Leeds, Headrow House
Tue Jun 07 – London, The Jazz Cafe (My Way Home album launch)

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