Coming out of a decade long voluntary hiatus, California punk rock veteran and “cowpunk” trailblazer Chip Kinman is once again gracing the stage with more roots-inspired rock. Kinman’s got a hefty dose of “the blues” this time around with his new band Ford Madox Ford, performing a genre-tweak just like the one he did with his brother Tony Kinman and Austin legend Alejandro Escovedo in Rank and File (and later with Cowboy Nation), pioneering what might be arguably more accurate to call “alt country” than “cowpunk”.
Ford Madox Ford brings in guitarist Dewey Peek, bassist Matt Littell and drummer S. Scott Aguero, all of whom assist Kinman with his blues-hijacking roots-rock revival.
The roots of this roots outfit – the Kinman brothers’ SoCal punk rock band The Dils – are apparent in Ford Madox Ford’s high-energy and candid live performances – and straight-forward raw sound – a “garage” tinged blues that somehow works.
According to a recent post on their Facebook page, they are making plans to hit the studio.