Fool For You

Welcome to the enchanted forest, adventurer. Batty Jr. is your guide as you curiously meander through From The Land Of Insofaras (2017), moments captured in song, atmospheric sound, and the humor and candor of songwriter Zeke Jamon. Seriously, there’s something ridiculously sweet about Jamon singing “I don’t really have time for this…” on opener “Had A Little Tree.” The tree is lovely, it’s Love, the roots run deeply, but…moving forward means uprooting. “And there is no way I would ever leave her, well / There was no way I was ever going…” Of course, the Shakey Grave‘ fave “A Little For Later” has Sadie Wolfe‘s gorgeous cello gently gliding you into a dusky gem of rest and recalibration. In Shakey Graves’ own words on Insofaras: “The best thing since sliced object. Get off my lawn, Zeke.”

Here’s an extra shoutout to Wormholes track “Blue,” for its gentle expression of regret at the end that leaves you grinning for the rest of the day. The entire album was recorded in Marfa (at Janelle’s house, btw), and it seems to encapsulate the tiny town’s summertime vibes in each captivating track.

Now make way for Batty Jr.’s invitation to spin back round for DO A U E!. Jamon, Wolfe, drummer Daniel Coborn and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Ry Black return with more sunlit melodic magic, coming out next Friday. Kick back and enjoy the new tunes and well-loved faves at Batty Jr.’s show tonight, Thursday June 29, at the Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. Doors at 7 p.m., and the evening starts with a set by songwriter Lori Ellen, followed by Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls. It’s gonna be a beautiful night. This is a love letter. Can you tell?

AMM June 29 2023

Batty Jr. at Far Out Lounge and Stage tonight, Thursday June 29, with Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls, and Lori Ellen.

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