Juke Joint Revelations

In the wake of her successful debut album Holy Smoke, Auckland-born songstress Gin Wigmore talks about the process which led to her second, the blues-inspired Gravel and Wine, a sophomore album high on sass with numbers such as the incendiary single Black Sheep and the soulful retro feel of If Only. “I flew over to Nashville and I worked my way around the blues trail and met all these characters along the way,” Sydney-based Wigmore says. Describing the US trip as a “two-month diploma”, Wigmore, 25, says it was a revelatory experience. “I stayed in rundown motels, [went] to juke joints, [drank] moonshine and talk[ed] to the locals in these little bars till the early hours.”

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