Sunday, September 13, 2020

 Blake Jones

The Homebound Tapes

Big Stir


Jones’ new EP is perfect for this summer and the pandemic. All the themes are here, set to folkish guitar pop/rock: the lost summer, stuck indoors on “Do The Lockdown Bossanova” and the gently sarcastic “First Song of the Summer;” the sincere “Make Peace;” and the anti-Trump/right wing “Three Jerks In A Jeep,” with lyrics evoking Phil Ochs’ “Outside of a Small Circle of Friends.”


Even on Jeep, the gentleness of the music brings hope that everyone will get through this and be better for it, especially if Trump is gone.

Andrea Weiss

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