‘Only Time Will Tell’ is a unique collaboration, a coming together of two generations of American and British roots music. At its centre are two compelling musicians, Ian Gomm and Jeb Loy Nichols. Ian Gomm has spent the past 35 years making superbly crafted records, first with seminal British pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz and then as a solo artist, scoring a top ten hit in America with ‘Hold On’. He wrote ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ with Nick Lowe and has produced, engineered and played with The Stranglers, Dave Edmunds, and Alexis Korner He’s been called, by The New Musical Express, “Britain’s best rhythm guitarist”. Jeb Loy Nichols grew up in the American mid-west and has, over the past ten years, released seven CDs. His slow burning country soul has won fans from Nashville to Berlin. He compiled the hit series of CDs ‘Country Got Soul’ and has played with Shelby Lynne, Delbert McClinton, Richard Thompson and Lucinda Williams. He’s been called by Rolling Stone, “the high priest of country cool”. Together they’ve made a deceptively simple CD that effortlessly weaves together soul, folk, country, and jazz. It features new interpretations of songs by Bobby Womack, Jim Ford, Curtis Mayfield, and Clover, alongside originals by both Gomm and Nichols. The CD was recorded in the Welsh hills in free flowing spontaneous sessions, and then sent to Nashville where it was mixed by David Ferguson (who recorded and mixed the Johnny Cash sessions for Rick Rubin). The players, who pursued a ‘less is more’ approach throughout include Clive Gregson (Any Trouble, Richard Thompson, Nancy Griffith), Pat McInerney (Nancy Griffith, Don Williams) and Andy Hamill (Natasha Atlas, Cara Dillon, 4 Hero, Carleen Anderson). Please e-mail: if you would like more details on how to purchase a copy of "Only Time Will Tell".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 35 Years: Bear Family Records Various Artists 1

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