Jonathan Glen Wood's musical influences may come from the likes of Merle Haggard, The Band and Hank Williams, but his true inspirations are from his friends, family and his home state of West Virginia (and maybe some whiskey). This singer-songwriter who was born and raised in the rural outskirts of Charleston, now bases himself out of Louisville, Kentucky. He has been writing roots/Americana/country tunes for years and recording them via laptop video to share with his friends. Now with his first official demo release, 2009's 5-song "things you find out about the people you love," he makes his first reach toward a larger fanbase. His songs are the product of an Appalachian upbringing, a sincere love of country and folk music, and life that has left him with stories to share. His voice is rustic and real, and his words are poignant and true. Compared to the collection of broadcasted singles Mr. Wood has begun to amass, this demo is just a small sample of the quality music he is capable of creating. But they are five songs of unfeigned, Appalachian heartspeak that's appeal doesn't stop at the ears of die-hard country music fans.
Artist: Jonathan Glen Wood.
Album: things you find out about the people you love.
For Fans Of: The Band. The Felice Brothers. Merle Haggard.