If Jerry Lee Lewis and Bob Dylan had a baby, and then that baby had a baby with Tom Waits, it might grow up to sound like Luke Elliot‘s “Virginia”: a bright, raspy, shambolic burst of sound that herks and jerks with greasy-haired abandon without ever straying too far off the melodic rails. Kicking off with a little Tourette’s piano before giving way to Elliot’s warmly ragged vocals and repeated blasts of rockabilly guitar, “Virginia” makes you want to dance even before you figure out what Elliot’s shouting about — and tells you a story once you’re ready to sit down and listen.

Elliot’s upcoming EP, Provisions, is due out May 6. Like the man here.

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