Thank you to my friend Bob Mehr for the story in the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. We talked about the new Motel Mirrors album “In the Meantime”, and my new solo album, “Heart Shaped Shadow”.

For Keith, the greater challenge was in topping his last album, “Memphis Circa 3AM” –the final project produced by late legendary Sun/Phillips session man Roland Janes — which was a clear high watermark in his catalog. But “Heart Shaped Shadow” confidently stakes its claim as Keith’s best, with a mix of witty honky-tonk (“Leave Them Girls Alone”; “Ain’t Letting Go of You”) halting heartbreakers (“Someday Someone’s Gonna Love Me”; “901 Number”) and bluesy belters (“Do You Really Wanna Do It”; “Throw it On Me Baby”) that sound like instant classics.

Both albums are out on Last Chance Records March 30.