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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
Artist: Jon Black
Label: Rebuilt Records
10 tracks / 37:55
“There’s a million other
people / From here to Amsterdam / And a million other singers / Who sing
better than I can / But that’s all right, ‘cause
Just a few years ago, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter Jon Black was living a Dilbertesque existence at a software company. After a wake up call in the form of a corporate fire drill, he decided to leave his day job to follow his dream of becoming a full-time musicians. We should all be thankful he did. Black’s latest indie release, The October Sky, is filled with likeable tunes and positive energy.
When he entered a Nashville studio back in October 2005, Black enlisted some heavy-hitters, including Grammy Award-winning producer Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay) and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Wilco, Johnny Cash). The resulting recordings are evidence that following a dream can lead to great things. Black’s acoustic-based songs delve into the restlessness of spirituality and the comfort found in a relationship with the Creator.
The October Sky is the first fruit of Black’s full-time devotion to music, there’s stellar prospects for future releases.
RIYL: Jason Harwell, John Mayer, Wilco, Nickel Creek