The first single off of the forthcoming Gob Iron album, Death Songs For The Living, is now streaming at Jay Farrar’s website. Gob Iron is the new project from Jay Farrar and Anders Parker.
About the song:
“Death’s Black Train”: This song by the Rev. JM Gates can be found on the Legacy box set Roots and Blues; Farrar was attracted to its ethereal quality and the style in which it was originally presented. Although it belongs to a very different time and place, “the bedrock themes of sin and salvation” (as Farrar puts it) found in Gates’ songs make them especially resonant today.