STONE JACK JONES

ANCESTOR (WESTERN VINYL)

STONE JACK JONES - ANCESTOR 67938
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.03.2014
Label:
WESTERN VINYL
Kat.-Nr.:
67938
Barcode:
0656605464619
Based in Nashville, but raised in a coal miner's company house on the banks of Buffalo Creek, WV, Stone Jack Jones is the descendant of four generations of coal miners.

After being rejected from military service in Vietnam due to epilepsy, and discouraged from pursuing the coal mining business, Jack decided to start wandering.

By the time he landed in Nashville, where he met Roger Moutenot, Patty Griffin, and Kurt Wagner, Jack had worked as a carny, an escape artist, a ballet dancer, a professional lute player, and even owned a strip club.

Ancestor was produced in collaboration with Roger Moutenot (known for his work with Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, and many others), and features contributions by Patty Griffin, and Lambchop members Ryan Norris, Scott Martin, and Kurt Wagner.

Intensely meditative, the album patiently explores the hardness of the coal mines, the mystery of suicide, the comfort of a dog's love and acceptance, the idea that forgetting all you know can be the first step towards hearing and reconnecting with your muse, and one man's gratitude for the love he's been given and the life he's had the chance to live.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. O CHILD
  • 1.2. JACKSON
  • 1.3. BLACK COAL
  • 1.4. STATE I'M IN
  • 1.5. JOY
  • 1.6. RED RED ROSE
  • 1.7. WAY GONE WRONG
  • 1.8. ANYONE
  • 1.9. GOOD ENOUGH
  • 1.10. MARVELLOUS
  • 1.11. PETEY'S SONG