Lew Jones: Rain on the Marshlands

Lew is definitely one of the better random SSW dudes I’ve cluelessly picked up in the last few years. Good voice, good songs, good outfit on the cover… and some of more melancholy moments here almost remind me of a sort of budget Nick Drake. In fact, if the entire lp sounded more like the handful of stripped down acoustic tracks I think this could be gripped on big time with the proper endorsement. The problem is that the more than a few AOR-leaning full-band tracks (though actually really decent) kinda kill the loner rainy day vibes. I thought this was pretty unknown but when I dubbed it for a friend and loaded it into my itunes it’s already done been track-listed, so at least someone is hep. A quick googling also reveals that he has a newer CD for sale.

Lew Jones: “Caught In A Dream”

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  • i like the funky do-n-doo-doo track a lot

  • Innovative folk musician/songwriter and guitarist par excellence, saw him as a folkie in the 70’s then as a rocker in Portland and Seattle during Nirvana’s blooming, He should be in the Portland Musician’s Hall of Fame, but is an artist really hard to pin down.
    Lots of You Tubes up and internet activity.

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