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Listening to North Carolina native Jonathan Wilson is like that first step outside of a hot stuffy room: you feel the relieving atmosphere, the cool temperature and you can’t help but sigh and think, “now I’m really somewhere better.”  Wilson harkens back in sound and recording style (his entire record was recorded in analog) to the sounds of ’70s Lauren Canyon artists like Crosby Stills Nash & Young and he makes you want to live in that time forever.  Wilson said that this album was meant for vinyl and I couldn’t agree more.  While the theme of the album is a bit somber, the instrumentation is anything but.  The debut album, Gentle Spirit, released last year features the usual rock instruments, along with an assortment of synthesizers and jazzy horns.  His songs fill you with an energy and emotion that really sinks under your skin, a gift not found in many artists these days.  For just a taste of this amazing musician/producer, check out “Gentle Spirit” below and, if you like what you here, the entire album is streaming on soundcloud.

-M. Kauf

Jonathan Wilson – Morning Tree

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