Delightful country-folk musicianship, conceptual purity and depth of voice present a refreshingly original collection of evocative songs, as the UK’s own John Jenkins releases a brand new full-length solo album.
“I always picture my characters in an American town, bar, coffee house, highway. It kind of frees my imagination up a bit more plus place names in America can be cool. My song The Last Train from Baltimore just would not be the same if I had called it The Last Train from Grimsby or Macclesfield.”
This album reminds us of many things that matter in life, not least of all the consistently illuminated fact; If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love.
Growing Old isn’t the maudlin collection that you might expect from the title. What it is, is an appraisal of knowledge gained and lessons learned. An exploration of feelings and the sound of stock being taken. Best of all, it’s a wander through different soundscapes and states while all of the above is going on.
This project is jam-packed with stories, melodies & musical beauty. You’ll wonder about the world, and you’ll wonder who Louise is.
A great songwriter. An artist with the ability to create an image of the music, to build a soundscape that reflects the ideas & the theme flawlessly.