A little bit jazz, a little bit folk, a little bit finger-lickin rock and roll- a whole lotta soul. That’s Elvis Perkins for you.

I’m not really into nuevo folk normally, but there’s something about “Slow Doomsday” that makes this rainy Friday a bit more bearable. Maybe it’s the quivering vocals, the upright bass picked clean, the trumpet solos. I’m not sure. Either way, thanks Elvis.

Elvis Perkins in Dearland, “The Doomsday EP” is out Oct. 20. There will be a tour, including a stop on Halloween at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble. Wooooo!!!

Elvis Perkins: Slow Doomsday