At 18 Jake Bugg supported the Rolling Stones and Stone Roses with his style of skiffley blues. Now 23 years old, you can still hear influences of his adolescent love of Don McLean, the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash.
Since releasing his debut album in 2012 the young troubadour has seen a meteoric rise to success, with hits such as Lightning Bolt and Slumville Sunrise garnering support and airplay internationally. Having released his fourth studio album Hearts That Strain in September last year, Bugg’s time in Nashville Tennesse, certainly shines through in this new album – it is warm and glowing, perfect listening for summertime in the garden.
“…Hearts That Strain, recorded in Nashville and featuring the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on guitar, in which Bugg firmly returns to troubadour-lite mode.” The Guardian