folk love :: cotton jones

If you happen to love folk then you can consider yourself an intelligent and most righteous human being.  And by far, one of the best folk albums to make it’s debut this year (if not THE best) was Cotton Jones Tall Hours in the Glowstream.  Some might recognize Michael Nau and his lady love Whitney McGraw of bring two members of the now-defunct (and gloriously histrionic) Page France but thankfully, the couple have moved on and oh, have they ever.

I’ve been smitten with the band since Paranoid Cocoon last year — it’s rare that so many tracks from one album can reside so long on one’s playlist.  Paranoid was a blend of yesteryear and something from the future of this genre that I don’t think many had heard.  Their voice was subdued but the album was amazingly strong and given the style of it, it’s stunning that Cotton Jones was able to pull it off so well.

As such, this year’s release from the band did not disappoint.  In fact, it rivaled the awesomeness of Paranoid and pushed the band forward.  I highly suggest you groove on my favorite track from Tall Hours below. And when you’re done here, be sure to pop over to Suicide Squeeze and pick up the album.

Cotton Jones :: Somehow to Keep it Going

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