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Video Premiere: Jomo and the Possum Posse Strike it Rich on 'Well, Well, Well'

Tim Severson

Austin, Texas-based band Jomo and the Possum Posse chronicle the rise of a modern day Jed Clampett in their new video for "Well, Well, Well," a Western swing number about a down-on-his-luck man who finds shale oil on his property. Once he hits pay dirt beneath that old dried up patch of land, everyone from his ex-wife to the landman comes calling.

"I don't wanna go and try to cause any fights/ But everybody's diggin' on my mineral rights," band leader Jomo Edwards sings. "They drop of a check at my front door/ I don't even ask what they're sellin' it for/ 'Cause my TV works, I got food in the oven, my truck turns over and I got good lovin'."

The song is the latest release from the band's forthcoming album Take a Number, Satan (out on (Nov. 22).

Edwards says the video, which shows the group getting doused in Texas tea, was inspired by an old clip of Ray Price and Roger Miller.

"There's an old video floating around the internet of Ray Price singing Roger Miller's 'Invitation to the Blues' in the late '50s. When the harmony part comes in, the camera cuts to a wider shot and suddenly Rogers is right there beside Ray, singing along," Edwards tells Wide Open Country. "Something about that just cracks me up. They're both looking straight at the camera and Roger looks oddly happy. That's sort of the mood we wanted to re-create with this video. I originally wrote it as a sort of modern-day 'Beverly Hillbillies' scenario, so the idea for the story came from that. It was a ton of fun to make and all the elements came together to make something that was cohesive and worked really well. Cameron J Smith, who shot and edited everything was on board from the beginning and made it look great."

"We've tried out several of the songs off the new album at our live shows, and it seems like this one always gets a good response," Edwards continues. "It's probably the closest thing to western swing we've ever done, and it's a lot of fun."

Jomo and the Possum Posse are known for their viral video series "Guy on a Buffalo."

They previously released the 2016 album Local Motive and the 2017 record Live at the Highball.

For more information on Jomo and the Possum Posse, visit their official website.

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Video Premiere: Jomo and the Possum Posse Strike it Rich on 'Well, Well, Well'