For the last decade, Idaho native and Nashville resident Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique take on Americana music across the United States and beyond its borders. After the traveling troubadour spent the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, Crosby hit the studio to produce his fourth full-length album, Postcards From Magdalena, made of songs inspired by the places and cultures he experienced while traveling the globe.
Produced and engineered by Gregg Williams (Dandy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper, Pete Droge, Jesse Malin), Postcards from Magdalena is set for release on October 27th via UK label At The Helm Records. “This album is collection of songs I had to travel to some bizarre places to find,” Crosby recalls. “The last few years I found myself waking up in places like Girdwood, Alaska, Isafjordor, Iceland, Mackay, Idaho, Bristol, UK. I try to make myself write over my first cup of coffee and give myself sort of a bookmark for the feeling of the place I’m in at that moment. That’s what got me feeling like these journal entries and songs were almost like postcards from all these places.”
One such postcard took the form of “Cold Summer,” a road-worn rambler about the dangers of old habits rearing their ugly heads in the life of a loved one; a perfect soundtrack for nights spent speeding through the dim glow of street lamps shining on miles and miles of open highway.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Cold Summer” by Jeff Crosby: