Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
12:35 PM 12th June 2019

Jeb Loy Nichols

Jeb Loy Nichols
Jeb Loy Nichols
Hailed by Rolling Stone as 'The high priest of country cool', Wales based Wyoming native Jeb Loy Nichols has never been tied to a genre. As he follows the sensational Country Hustle with June Is Short, July Is Long, he channels his inner soul icon and marries it with his Country God to reveal a funk feverist.

We caught up with Jeb to find out what songs makes him...


Still In Love With You by Al Green. Nobody makes me feels better than Al Green. He's smart and sexy, southern soul at its best.


I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams. It's all there - starts and birds and clouds and the moon. And Hank, trying to make sense of it all.


A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. The purity, the desire for something better, the hope for comfort.

Laugh -- The Squaws Along The Yukon by Hank Thompson. My father used to sing it to me when I was a child.

Want to work out

I don't work out. I live on a small holding so I'm always busy.


Nature Boy by Nat King Cole. My mother's favourite singer and favourite song.


Crazy Love by Van Morrison. How can you not feel a little lighter, a little freer when you hear it?


The Payback by James Brown. Anything by James Brown or the JBs - pure southern funk.