With his powerful, raspy voice and riveting stage presence, Austin-based singer Malford Milligan has drawn comparisons to such soul icons as Otis Redding and Al Green. In 1994 he helped form what amounted to a Texas supergroup, Storyville. In 2002 Milligan 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. During the last 18 months Milligan and Hustinx have been writing a great deal of new material that will be the backbone of the new album, including a few songs written by a dear friend to both, the late Stephen Bruton. The sound is soulful, rootsy, groovy, stripped-down, intense, organic and intimite.