Jeb Loy Nichols is an idiosyncratic American treasure. There’s a warm, approachable quality to the Wales-based singer-songwriter’s music that belies his undefinable approach. Take Nichols’ new mini-album Ya Smell Me? for example: Imagine Nick Drake playing country blues with a jazzy hip-hop backbeat, but, like, not exactly? You’ll have to stream it for yourself below.
Ya Smell Me? is out 1/15 on City Country City Records.