Billy Gibbson has released a new lyric video for “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’,” the very first track off his forthcoming solo album The Big Bad Blues. Its hot rod theme is a reflection of one of BFG’s burning passions and includes his fenderless ’34 Ford “Whiskey Runner” built by rodding legend Jimmy Shine.
The follow-up to the Afro-Cuban-flavored Perfectamundo, The Big Bad Blues is a more straight-forward blues-rock affair, and will hit the streets on September 21 from Concord Records.
In addition to the songs penned by Billy, four others were written by blues giants Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Jerome Green, Bo’s legendary “Maraca Man”. The song list also has the girls touch as Gilly Stillwater composed Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’… Billy remarked “She was writing that about me, wasn’t she?!?
“There’s something very primordial within the art form, nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks!” Gibbons said of the album in a statement. “I suspect Jimmy Reed did me in early on. The inventiveness of that high and lonesome sound remains solid and stridently strong to this day. We could go on to mention the lineup of usual suspects, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, all three Kings [B.B., Albert and Freddie]. The lengthy list of champions is forever carved in stone.”
Meanwhile, Gibbons has also announced a North American tour in support of the album. Click here for a list of dates.