Missing Cats - Larry Brown Amen CD

On Missing Cats' confident first album, 'Larry Brown Amen,' John 'Jojo' Hermann and Sherman Ewing flex their songwriting muscles and deliver a dramatic Alt/Blues/Rock collection of original songs. This is a rich CD, conceived by a pair of road warriors & friends who share a decades-long collaborative relationship.

From the Tom Petty/Dylan-esque title track to the stunning vocals and haunting lyrics of the ballad 'Highwire', from the quirky timing and crazy vibe of 'Skydiver' to the epic, gritty 'Body in the River', the album marks the first time that the pair of songwriters, who met in college back in 1983, have joined forces on a recording.

Hermann describes the album as 'New York City meets Mississippi meets Athens, GA meets Nashville', and he's right. An array of artists dropped by the studio to lend their support to various tracks. Visitors included North Mississippi All Stars' Luther and Cody Dickenson, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Sam Bush, Jon Randall Stewart, Anthony Krizan, Jesse Alexander and more. The renowned musicians joined in as Hermann and Ewingrecord their album live in Nashville over a four-day period with Grammy nominated producer Jon Randall Stewart (Emmy Lou Harris, Sam Bush, and Lyle Lovett,) capturing the energy and electricity that the songs deserved.

With Hermann on piano/vocals and Ewing on acoustic guitar/vocals, Missing Cats sees its founding members shifting from their usual fare (Hermann is longtime keyboardist of Widespread Panic, and Ewing is a singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Keith Richards and John Prine for his solo work,) towards a more full-bodied alternative rock/blues/Americana sound, with lyrics that are cinematic and stories that are rich in character-driven details. With the release of the new album, Hermann and Ewing celebrate their long relationship, and invite both their long-time and new fans along for the ride.

Release date 09.04.2012