Mike Higbee is the ghost of Roy Orbison riding on Hank Williams' horse over to the saloon for a cold, hard drink. A man who most likely grew up listening to the King from his hometown of Paris, and dreaming of the 'Donna' of Ritche Valens' genius, Higbee has resurrected the spirit of Nashville for New York in his latest LP 'Secret Life.'
From accordion-backed love songs (Love of My Life) to raucous barnburners like the eponymous 'Secret Life,' and even covering a song by Parisian singer Manu Chao ('La Primavera'), Higbee proves he's up to the task of carving out a complete statement by re-shaping the forgotten ghosts of rustic Americana to his liking.
Perhaps it took someone born in Paris to reinvent our own history for us. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) - This music was submitted digitally to The Deli here.