“Rattlesnake” is incredible. It’s just an acoustic guitar and vocals, but it’s anything but boring or typical. If he made this available to download, I’d absolutely put it on a mix cd and listen to it in my car every day for a while. I sense strong influences from Andy Hull here. I love Andy Hull. These vocals are shaky, and the words are incredible. He starts with, “There is a noose that swings between where you are and where you want to be.” Then he goes on to say that “You pretend that you don’t see it.” Goodness gracious that’s powerful. This is an incredible song.
The other song on Lost Jon’s BandCamp is called “The Question”. It’s a little more elaborately produced and arranged, and it sounds great. I like this one a lot, but it’s not as immediately captivating like “Rattlesnake”. I can tell though, if I had this in my car, I’d probably end up loving it just as much.
I’d love to talk to this guy and ask him what kind of music he likes. In my head I feel like I have a pretty good idea, but it’s always surprising.