Muhammad Seven & The Spring’s DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM moves like a folk odyssey through the lives and loves of immigrant, working people. It weaves through jaunty bluegrass ballads, grinding roots rock and stripped down acoustic testimonials. Strings, vintage keys and lap steel phrases pepper the harmonies of M7 and Kelly Jo Reed and the bass rhythms of Pat Mussari.
A lover walks the razor edge of self hatred and self awareness, in a last-ditch effort to accept the damage he’s done to the ones he loved. A family’s ice cream shop makes “flavors from the memories of a home they left behind”. Battling a chronic illness is re-imagined as a man in mortal combat with a god. The downtrodden proclaim themselves “decorated sergeants in the army of the damned”.
Like the renewal we find in springtime and like the budding hope of the Arab spring, themes of regret, defeat, redemption and revelation permeate the tracks, immersing you in the world according to Muhammad Seven.
M7&TS is based in Boston, MA.
Kelly Jo Reed
lap steel guitar
vocals, actoustic guitar