Making his latest record, Between Motion and Rest, was so much fun for Eric Lindell, as he has been friends with this group of musicians for many years. The title of this album, Between Motion and Rest was inspired and based off the original song LUCKY LUCKY, by Peter Joseph Burtt. Peter is a very good friend of Eric’s, and one of his favorite musicians and songwriters. Between Motion and Rest is an 8-song, vinyl or CD release, which essentially picks up where its predecessor, Gulf Coast Highway left off. Lindell treats each song or new release, as unique, organically-formed creatures. Full of nuance and rich with emotion, Eric’s music is the real deal. If you want some mellow-yet-swinging, good time southern rock, then look no further than “Bodega,” which suggests a marriage of Elvin Bishop and the Allman Brothers, spiced by gentle horn jabs and boasting the most sensual guitar tone you’ll hear all year. Lindell’s cover of Magic Sam’s “That’s Why I’m Crying” will make you shed a tear or two as well, particularly the way guest vocalist Peter Joseph Burtt (who also contributes kora) summons images of a man at the end of his rope and nearly blind with misery, wondering if he’ll ever see his woman again. (Speaking of covers, for all you classic soul fans, Lindell and his band also work up a spot-on version of Curtis Mayfield’s “It’s So Hard to Believe.”)
Lindell’s live shows draw as much attention as his material. His unstoppable grooves, rocking, deeply rooted, original songs and excellent musicianship never fail to fill the dance floor. With the release of Between Motion and Rest, Lindell and his band will continue to tour heavily, giving the rest of the country the chance to discover for themselves what a growing number of people already know: Eric Lindell is a musician bursting at the seams with talent, with the uncanny natural ability to come up with one instantly classic song after another, and the desire to take his music to every corner of the music-loving universe.