Austin-based artist Jana Horn grew up in a small Texas town. Not much going on, as you might expect. And when you’re left with more than enough time on you’re hands, you might grow a bit more…introspective.
For Horn, writing was not so much a pastime as it was a means of discovering creative ways to express herself, and explore emotions, through poetry. By age 16, she taught herself to play guitar and piano, and started a musical project with her brother, The Tailor and Marie. They crafted personal anecdotes chronicling their lives before they both left for different universities.
That was only the beginning. Eventually, Horn made her mark as a solo artist with a simple but quite beautiful songwriting style. She’s now officially put together a band – Reservations, featuring members of Good Field and Tacks the Boy Disaster, and a fantastic new self-titled EP that is quite lovely, rainy-day acoustic folk-pop.
Make sure you see Reservations at their EP release show Saturday night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. And it is, indeed, a brilliantly folk/rock-based evening with Grace Park & The Deer and Hello Caller on the bill. Doors open at 9 p.m. So very recommended all around.