Jimmy Hodo returns from self-imposed exile to redefine
himself musically. This veteran of Tim Whitsett’s
Imperial Show Band and Carson Whitsett’s South,
where he specialized in Sax but also played keyboard and
percussion and added the occasional vocal, has played
numerous traditional studio sessions in Memphis and Jackson.
Here he shows he can also stand out as a digital music
Rainy Day Heart
is Hodo’s first original offering since “Still a Lot of
Love”. Evocative and layered, this instrumental collection
is unabashedly moody; the perfect companion to a glass
of wine in front of the fireplace on a rainy day. Crafted
from such diverse influences as Tchaikovsky and Pixies,
These tracks leave practically no musical stone
unturned. The sax solos on “Shades of Love” and “full
Circle” are reminiscent of Hodo’s own solo style.
The Rainy Day
Heart collection reflects Hodo’s eclectic musical
background. From classical piano lessons at age five to
rock-n-roll/R&B internship beginning at thirteen, Hodo’s
musical perceptions have been molded. His firm belief that
music should be rhythmic, melodic and evocative is at full
force in these reflective, sensual tracks. So pour that
glass of wine and let Rainy Day Heart light your fire!