March 13, 2014

New Music Thursday!

Released March 1st of last year, Jacob Latham's album "Midnight Train" is still a good choice if you're looking for something new to listen to.  This talented 18 year old plays the mandolin and harmonica as well as other instruments and toured with his family's band since he was 12. 

Striking out on his own, Jacob combined a folksy/country sound with blues and a bit of They Might Be Giants-type music style. Altogether, it's a melodic and lyrically talented EP that is worth a listen. Definitely "mood music."

"Midnight Train," the title song, is melancholy and has a distinct blues feeling to it that makes anyone yearn for the simpler country life.  "Pay Attention to the Rain" and "John Brown" are more upbeat and show Jacob's passion for lyrical writing by covering topics like a couple on the run for robbery and murder, and violent revolutionaries.

Check out Jacob's website where you can buy a download of the EP, follow him on twitter or Facebook, and watch his schedule to see where he's touring now!