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Jiggley Jones, a mountain, a struggle, a tunnel, a light CD Review

Jiggley Jones CD - a mountain, a struggle, a tunnel, a light


Nashville, TN

These are various photos of Jiggley Jones
These are various photos of Jiggley Jones
A Mountain, a Struggle, A Tunnel, A light CD
2014 Jiggley Jones

What is a Jiggley Jones? That would be a reasonable thing to ask to those that have not been initiated into his world. The answer is that Jiggley is a very deep writer

As the first cut opens the first thing that strikes me is that this is not your average recording. It is clear and uncluttered and very well put together. This is not your average Americana CD. So let’s dig into it.

Walk on Me is one of those lilting melodies that leave you wondering about a lot of life’s little mysteries. It does so in a good way. In fact I actually found myself thinking that it ended too soon. That is a good thing.

Look What I Found is a nice feeling tune that I could easily imagine sitting back with a bottle of wine and enjoying the evening sunset with this blasting in my headphones. It really is that good. If you are having a bad day I challenge you to listen to this song and not forget all about the problems life dealt you.

Hope in a Bottle is one of those songs that makes you want to find a beach and look out into the nothingness that is the sea. While in places it is a little busy vocally in places for my tastes, it seems to work on this song.

Nothing So Natural is a song that dares the listener to close their eyes and listen to the vocal imagery. It paints a picture that could easily be different for everyone that hears it. And what could be more natural than that?

Early Morning Light makes minimalistic use of instruments and harmonies in a very haunting way. This is one of those songs that will undoubtedly mean different things to different people but always in a good way.

Man on the Run has a beat that makes the old toes start to tap. It is an anti-establishment song structured s around a man that won’t let the world get him down. You can easily identify with the sentiment.

While this CD has some pretty traditional instruments on it, there is nothing traditional about it and the most amazing instrument might well be Jiggley’s voice as it weaves in and out of the melodies painting wonderful subliminal pictures on the listener’s brain.

This CD refuses to be pigeon holed into a genre specific label. That’s a very good thing in this case. Check out Jiggley Jones at his website where I am sure you will be furnished a link for his music through iTunes downloads.

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