Michael Lee Firkins' new record, "Yep", is an authentic mixture mixture of ballsy blues, sh*#-kickin’ rock, Cajun boogie, and country twang, featuring Gov’t Mule drummer Matt Abts, bassist Andy Hess (Steve Kimock, Gov’t Mule, The Black Crowes), and blues-rock piano and organ man extraordinaire Chuck Leavell (The Allman Brothers Band, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton).
“What you hear is exactly how they played it,” says Firkins. “They didn’t punch in and do weird overdubs. It’s just those three guys playing together from beginning to end, together live.”
No BS. "Yep" is just straight up roots fusion served by an undisputed maestro of musical ceremonies, who sacrificed aspects of himself to deliver a hard-won message. It’s that simple, that gut wrenching, that deep. And, yep, the album is that damn good.