The first time I saw Josh Oliver play live, he was a multi-instrumentalist for the everybodyfields, the now-defunct group from Tennessee that featured Jill Andrews and Sam Quinn. I remember him picking up his electric guitar and blasting my ears during “Aeroplane,” adding that extra amount of energy that makes that particular song fly. These days, Oliver still plays with Andrews and Quinn as a key part of their solo projects. But, that’s not why I’m writing about him today.
Oliver has just released his own album called Troubles, a solid debut from the guitarist/keyboardist/singer-songwriter. The project does feature some original material, but today’s PJOTD is an amazing take on the traditional “Red Rocking Chair.” Play it at twilight, and you just might get the chills.