By Joshua Wallace
Jamie Lin Wilson is back with her new album Jumping Over Rocks. It is a follow-up to her 2016 debut Holidays & Wedding Rings. Jumping Over Rocks takes the sound and storytelling prevalent in Holidays & Wedding Rings and fine tunes it for her sophomore record.
The album kicks off with a slower number called “Faithful & True” which showcases Jamie’s voice alongside an acoustic guitar and low whining of a pedal steel. More instruments kick in as the song goes, but Jamie’s voice is the star here. I really dig the single “The Being Gone”. It brings in the full band for the first time and has a nice groove that gets you into the flow of things. Another nice track is “Eyes For You” which heavily features the pedal steel work of Cody Angel on this one.
I really dig the “Instant Coffee Blues” cover here. It’s an awesome take on the Guy Clark song and features Jack Ingram as a guest vocalist. “If I Told You” takes the album back to where it started in a way. Just like “Faithful and True”, it’s a slow ballad with acoustic guitar and pedal steel quietly in the background as other instruments kick in. It ends the album on a note that highlights Jamie’s voice and songwriting.
Jumping Over Rocks is a solid sophomore record from Texas singer Jamie Lin Wilson. I’m looking forward to seeing her live sometime down the road soon and you should too. This record is available today, October 26th, 2018. Give it a stream and buy a copy if you dig it even half as much as I do.
Favorite Tracks : Faithful & True, The Being Gone, Eyes For You, Instant Coffee Blues, Run, In A Wink
Jamie Lin Wilson – Jumping Over Rocks (2018)
- Faithful & True
- The Being Gone
- Oklahoma Stars
- Eyes for You
- Everybody’s Moving Slow
- Instant Coffee Blues (featuring Jack Ingram)
- Death & Life
- In a Wink
- If I Told You