This Saturday night, the Hi-Tone Café hosts an interesting and cohesive double-bill, with local favorites John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives joining forces with Little Rock roots-rocker Jim Mize.
The two acts, labelmates on Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess, have been working together quite a bit recently. The One Four Fives backed Mize for recording sessions at Big Legal Mess owner Bruce Watson's Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, Mississippi, earlier this year. The initial result of this budding collaboration is a newly released single, the A-side of which, the Springsteen-ish ballad "Drunk Moon Falling," equally showcases Mize's soulful vocals and impeccable songwriting atop the One Four Fives' understated and tasteful playing.
John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives join forces again at the Hi-Tone Saturday, December 4th. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $7. For more on this partnership, see the Flyer's pop-culture blog, Sing All Kinds, at memphisflyer.com/blogs/singallkinds. — J.D. Reager