Jamie Lin Wilson w/ Conor Ryan Hennessy
Its a weird road were on right nowI guess it always has been, Jamie Lin Wilson says. Shes sitting on her porch in DHanis, a tiny town on the Seco Creek in South Texas, not far from San Antonio. She laughs a little, then adds, But nobodys life is the same. There is no blueprint.
Thank goodness for all the lonely paths Jamies had to find that no one else has taken. With a voice that slides in and out of notes with easy grace, a sly sense of humor, and lyrics that highlight the details most of us miss, Jamie creates stark vignettes: intimate conversations between friends who might be lovers and lovers who cant be friends; kids hopping from stone to stone in a graveyard; the way rolling clouds can signal a new season. She lives and works in that sweet spot where folk and country meetGuy Clark territory.
Its unfair that the poets and songwriters are the ones who have the songs about their lives, when maybe thats not whats poetic, Jamie says. Maybe the moments are the ones happening in everyday farmers lives, or to a widow, or a son. Its her comfort in and commitment to two distinct worldsthat of the dream-chasing artists and the dirt-under-their-nails realiststhat makes Jamie and her songs not just inviting, but cathartically important.
Jamies anticipated new record Jumping Over Rocks marks her second full-length solo album, but shes not the new kid. She cut her teeth fronting and co-fronting beloved bands including the Gougers and the Trishas, winning over listeners and peers across the country. Now, her place as an acclaimed singer-songwriter on her own seems fated, imbued with a singular blend of freshness and road-earned wisdom. I consider Jumping Over Rocks to be a definitive record on myself and my style, Jamie says. I hope its something people connect with, that its familiar to them but also new. I hope that people find it interesting.
Jamie recorded Jumping Over Rocks during four days at Arlyn Studios in Austin. A fierce cast of musicians joined her, including Charlie Sexton on guitar, and together, Jamie and the players cut every track live. Youre hearing my voice with the bandtheir playing, reacting to my emotions, and my voice reacting to the things theyre playing, all in real time, Jamie says. I think that adds to the feeling of these songs.
Boston area country/blues/folk singer/songwriter Conor Ryan Hennessy is opening.
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