Jesse Woods :: Sparks

Nada Alic

There have only been a handful of occassions when I find out about an artist that I love them with such immediacy. I get a sense that with one listen, I’ll adore the rest of the tracks that follow. It’s what has been lost in music, that connection that you, as a listener, can feel the weight of the music, because it’s got soul. I get excited because whatever musical authority I have acquired over the years, among friends as well as this growing community on this vast geography of the internet- I get to spread that love in hopes that you’ll feel the way I do.

I feel this way about a new artist called Austin-based artist, Jesse Woods. I recently posted about him for that gorgeous Neon Indian cover and I’d really love to share some more tracks from him. He’s achieved the rare impossibility that a singer/songwriter could standout, and with the simple (and common) format of an acoustic guitar, can transform acoustic songs into something that endures. In him I hear AA Bondy, Bon Iver and Townes Van Zandt. The inflection in his voice is soothing, and thoughtful- with that endearing country-folk infusion when he sings about girls with a banjo and a slow rhythm. He’s got nothing more than a collection of EPs and about a year of playing behind him but his songs are worthy of a lifetime of Southern toil, and heartache. Singing with the soul of an aged man, armed with the lovely sweet voice of a boy. Listen below and you’ll see what I mean.

Jesse Woods- Hounds of Heaven

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Jesse Woods- Sparks

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Jesse Woods: I Dont Shoot Up

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4 Responses to “Jesse Woods :: Sparks”

  1. Nada Alicon 14 Aug 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I've been building this up big, but I love Jesse Woods. Maybe it's just me, but I don't care, I'll continue gushing.. http://ow.ly/2pHL8

  2. Nada Alicon 15 Aug 2010 at 12:51 am

    I've been building this up big, but I love Jesse Woods. Maybe it's just me, but I don't care, I'll continue gushing.. http://ow.ly/2pHL8

  3. Allan Grzicicon 15 Aug 2010 at 1:05 am

    rt @fwba I've been building this up big, but I love Jesse Woods. Maybe it's just me, but I don't care, I'll continue g… http://ow.ly/2pHL8

  4. Eric Grimsteadon 24 Feb 2011 at 3:50 am

    Awesome I wont admit where I heard it 1st RT @fwba: Jesse Woods :: Sparks http://www.friendswithbotharms.com/2010/08/14/jesse-woods-sparks/

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