Cotton Jones

By • Feb 26th, 2009 • Category: Acoustic, Blues, Folk, Music, Rock
Cotton Jones

Cotton Jones

Cotton Jones are Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw and together they create a music that  mixes elements of folk, rock and gospel into a truly familiar sound. The guitars and voices blend together like old friends.

Hype from the website…

Paranoid Cocoon: the debut full-length for Suicide Squeeze.  It’s an album full of quiet, wooden psychedelia that reflects the duos’ casual pursuit of comfort and freedom under the mountains of Cumberland, Maryland, where creeks zigzag in the lonesome dark of the forest, and a red moon hangs overhead.  These are songs of leaving, of dreams both good and bad, sung from surroundings they’ve known their whole lives.  In “By Morning Light,” Nau and McGraw’s voices draw each other out of a contemplative melancholy and into a state of amazed gratification; the music here shimmers, always – the snare-drum cracks against the tug of the guitar – reaching the sublime crush of Yo La Tengo’s “And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.”  It’s simple, understated perfection: they sound timeless from singing together forever.

Cotton Jones – Blood Red Sentimental Blues [Live]

This band has grown on me for a lot of the same reasons as “She and Him” the intimate performance, the way the songs include you as if you were just all sitting around in the lounge. The way old friends do.
Highly Recommended

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is fascinated by guitars, music, guitars, production, silly noises, guitars and used to be a musician. Did I mention the thing about the guitars?
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