The fretboard diary is proud to present “Spirit Mother”, a new track from Colorado native Jason Melnick. “Spirit Mother” can be found on Melnick’s upcoming album, Abilene, will be released on September 24th. It’s an album that’s all about that FJ Stereo.
“This song comes from my connection with the seasons and nature, which were a very important and very present part of my upbringing,” says Melnick. “This song could be my best imitation of Gregory Alan Isakov, we must have both been to the DMV in Boulder, Colorado and saw the light magically change on Boulder Prairie. This song came to me on an old classical guitar that was in a dark wine cellar in a social club that I helped mentor straight out of college. A very brave Iranian-born Jew gave me the chance to become a businessman and I snuck away to write songs in the basement. If they met, they met, I suppose. I quit this job to move to Nashville for the second (and shortest) time. “
Produced by Christopher Henry (Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band), Abilene shows Melnick’s unique voice, his bluegrass roots and an outstanding songwriting. We’ll be interviewing him for the FJ podcast soon … stay tuned. In the meantime, follow Jackson Melnick here.