A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance email exchange with an artist/songwriter friend whom I’ve not seen in some 2-3 years by the name of J. Scott Hinkle. Scott’s the kind of musician that takes all of five minutes to grow on you, he writes witty and sensitive pieces, pouring his heart into every note he sings and plays.
I had no idea Scott had just recorded his second CD in the last three years and he generously offered to mail me a copy… no brainer, I said, bring it on! The title of the project is “Far From Close Enough”, and it was recorded/produced in Asheville, NC at Chris Rosser’s Hollow Reed Arts Recording Studio, same as Scott’s first CD.
This isn’t a review of Scott’s project, more a shout out to encourage anyone that happens by to check out this record. It’s simple, tight and full of tasty musical and lyrical nuggets that go just as well with some Tennessee whiskey or a 30 year old bottle of Pinot Noir.
I asked Scott to share a few words about himself and his new record:
“With my song writing, I refrain from genre and just write what comes. I am from Nashville, love Dylan, Hiatt, Earle, and Lovett, and played jazz upright bass in grad school-so there you have the major influences. When I find the intersection between lyrics and melody I try to find something to do with the song that stretches me – even if is just the arrangement.
Favorite song [on the new record]? Wow tough question! I like them all, but will give the nod to Bad Day in Bucharest and the Tofu band! I love the folk stuff, but still like to boogie.”
Hope you get a chance to hop over to Scott’s site and check out his material, please leave a comment here so I know you did!