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MALFORD MILLIGAN & THE SOUTHERN ACES – LIFE WILL HUMBLE YOU
LIFE WILL HUMBLE YOU (album)
With his strong and powerful voice plus his riveting stage presence, Austin-based singer Malford
Milligan has often been compared to Soul-giants like Otis Redding, Al Green and James Carr.
In 1994 he helped form Storyville, as the frontman of a band that became a true Texas supergroup
in the 1990s, releasing three albums (two on Atlantic Records), and extensively touring nationwide.
In 2002 Malford recorded and released the critically acclaimed Sweet Cherry Soul album, backed by
a band from The Netherlands that was put together by Milligan’s friend and Dutch musician/producer
Jack Hustinx. Four succesful tours in The Netherlands followed in the years after this release.
In 2017 Milligan and Hustinx teamed up again and started writing a great deal of new material that
became the backbone of the new Life Will Humble You album, that is released October 28th, 2018.
Also included are a few songs by a dear friend of both, the late Stephen Bruton. The sound of the
new album is soulful, rootsy, groovy, stripped-down, intense, organic and intimite.
Musically this is Malford Milligan going back to his bare roots, a perfect melting-pot of traditional old-
school Soul and R&B, Country-Soul as recorded at the Muscle Shoals and Stax studios, some
Southern gospel, and several other essential musical ingredients from the Southern parts of the
United States. In short Soulful Americana, in its purest form: stripped down, rootsy, groovy, intense,
organic and intimite.
Lyrically and thematically this is Malford Milligan and old friend & producer/co-writer Jack Hustinx
each and both reflecting on their well-lived and well-spent 6 decades so far, losing people and
gaining wisdom. The roads they have travelled have been an interesting and meaningful journey,
teaching them that "life will humble you" as you go along, with all its ups & downs and pros & cons.
I'M GLAD TO DO IT (single)
In this traditional old-school Soul-ballad Malford Milligan fully showcases his raw power and soulful
emotion. With its contemporary and edgy arrangement by The Southern Aces, this is an irresistable
piece of candy for every old-school Soul-music afficionado, and for every genuine music-lover in
DESPERATE DECISIONS (single)
A fragile and haunting Soul-ballad, almost sacred, about the wrong decisions that are often being
made when you're in a desperate and depressed mindset, and how this can totally derail and
devastate your loved ones. It's the ultimate outcry for love, understanding, compassion and
forgiveness. With its accurate and sparse arrangement this song will definitely grab you by the
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