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Nada Alic

Jesse Woods – Danger in the Dancehall

I can’t quite remember when I first heard about Jesse Woods but I guess I could just search my blog archives and find out. I immediately thought there was something special about him and shared his music with all of my friends. So when I was planning a SXSW showcase last year I knew I wanted him to be apart of it. After that I didn’t hear much from him until now. He’s come out with a new track called Danger in the Dancehall off his upcoming record “Get Your Burdens Lifted” and it’s a great one. Looking forward to hearing more new stuff from him!

Danger In The Dancehall by Jesse Woods

Nada Alic

Jesse Woods :: Sparks

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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I’m loving this Neon Indian cover by Jesse Woods. I need to hear more from this guy, send me tracks if you’ve got em’. He’s absolutely magnificent. That voice? Jesus. Gives me chills.

Jesse Woods: Mind Drips (Neon Indian Cover)

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Jesse Woods: Ugly Dress

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