May 30, 2022

J.M. Hart: Slips, Trips, & Falls

 J.M. Hart

Folk singer and guitarist J.M Hart has been writing songs for years, but it wasn't until 2020 that he let the world hear what he was doing in his home studio in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Once the cat was out the bag a slew of singles and two full albums (one of them live) saw the light of day in quick succession. His new one is called, Slips, Trips, & Falls. The album's title is a nod to the Phish live album Slip Stitch and Pass - he is a big fan of the jam band and one the hosts of the in-depth Helping Friendly Podcast.

Hart is never in a hurry with his music, carefully choosing his words, and wrapping his lyrics in cosy layers of various string instruments. With a phrasing that is halfway Willie Nelson and Warren Zevon, he tells tales about the songwriting process, love, loss, and people being stuck in dead-end jobs. Slips, Trips, & Falls is an album to listen to on the porch when the sun is setting, contemplating the day's events and finding that Hart has somehow come up with a song that fits your mood perfectly.

J.M. Hart: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mountain dulcimer, banjo, programming, & recording
The Howard Hughes Suite: pedal steel (7)
Ben Taylor: bass (2, 4)
Will Thornton: Field Recording (1)

J.M. Hart: Slips, Trips, & Falls

Slips, Trips, & Falls is a self-released album. Buy it (CD, digital) from his website. Release date: June 3rd.

  1. Brave Not
  2. Scraps
  3. Since You Left Town
  4. Stardust
  5. Wednesdays
  6. Lilly
  7. Ship of Dreams

» J.M. Hart on Bandcamp

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