Short & Company

Short and Company Sweet ā€˜nā€™ Nasty Soul Guitar Grooves All the Way Down

Brought up in Jackson, Ky., (hometown of Sturgill Simpson), original recipe singer/songwriter and genre-bending guitar blazer Jeremy Short has quickly risen to the top shelf of must-hear players on the regional scene.

Short was raised in a musical family where music just poured out whether it was over at the Wolverine United Methodist Church, at the piano, or at the dinner table. The son of a rock ā€˜nā€™ roll drummer, he first found his professional groove as lead guitarist and frontman for the R&B horn band, Downtown King and the lead guitarist for Sasha Colette’s red-hot Americana backing band, The Magnolias.

Now armed with a water-tight rhythm section of Trevor Litteral (bass, backing vocals), and Taylor Jones (drums, backing vocals), the twentysomething has funneled his energy into that circle.

Tangled up in the roots and blues, Short released his first solo EP, “Songs From the Chicken Shack,” a stringer full of country-fried Delta-slide blues keepers, while Short and Company have blue-collar built regional audiences, electrifying crowds in Memphis, besting hundreds of bands to make it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge while also quickly becoming a favorite on the regional festival and club scene.

Influenced by a wild-eyed range of guitarists such as Frank Zappa and Robin Trower and blessed with sweet Southern flowing vocal soul, Short – and his lock-step Company – testify there is plenty left to be said and added to the great scrolls of soul-shined Southern Rock.

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