First, there is S.G. Goodman’s voice: raw and completely unique. Equal parts grit and balm, it is all emotion. S.G. can fly high with plaintive tones or prowl the low valleys of longing, sometimes within the course of one line. And she possesses the power to stop you in your tracks like a bite from the cottonmouth snakes swimming in the slough water of her Western Kentucky homeland.
Goodman’s otherworldly vocals take center stage on her Verve Forecast debut Old Time Feeling, where it soars above a timeless sonic blend of gritty rock ’n’ roll guitars, sultry bottomland grooves and plaintive folk balladry. Her voice was the catalyst for her collaboration with co-producer Jim James, the Grammy-nominated solo artist and lead singer of My Morning Jacket.