Southpaw’s latest & greatest studio opus.
There are thousands of singer-songwriters, but only one Southpaw Jones. Cruelty, his fourth disc, finds the local raconteur again treading the fine line between urban poet and old-fashioned folkie. What stands Jones apart is his love for words and the way he uses them.
In a world where singer-songwriters take themselves too seriously, Jones is surely not for everybody, but his irreverent world-view remains entertaining and adorable.
Jim Caligiuri, The Austin Chronicle
See that thunderhead on the horizon, son?
Yes, Papa, it’s big and scary.
And it’s comin’ this a’way.
No, Papa, don’t say that!
Oh, yes, boy, it’s a dark-minded, light-hearted, mind-bending sky-collection of words and music, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
But, Papa, we didn’t do nothin’ to bring on this awesome storm!
Don’t matter one twig, son. You see, every soul deserves a little CRUELTY.
Hold me, Papa.