Jacob Bryant grew up in Jasper, Georgia and as we all know around here, GA boys sure know how to impress country music fans worldwide. On September 23rd, 2016, Bryant released his EP titled ‘Up In Smoke’ which is a five track rock solid southern anthem. Each track has its place and trust me when I say, it’s the most bad ass album we’ve experienced in a long, long time.
In a world where cliques and metaphors rule country music, Jacob Bryant brings just a touch of raw, edgy bluntness to the genre.
“Between The Rows” is a up-tempo southern rock inspired track that is an ode to farm life. The EP title track “Up In Smoke” is where you’ll find the electric guitar collide into the six string. It’s also where Bryant’s vocals flow effortlessly over the emotive melody.
“Country Went To Hell” is a classic track where the steel guitar makes its presence gracefully. A song tribute to the great legends such as Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Bryant gives a unique spin on the belief that country music is not going in the right direction these days. Then you have the rather soft and sensual track titled “A Woman’s Touch.” It’s a rock hard ballad with some soul flair and yet relative enough to be mainstream.
The last track on Bryant’s EP is a song titled “Rain” which is just as catchy as it is brilliant. It’s a mid-tempo track with mainstream influence. It’s most certainly a song that country radio would welcome with open arms. A song about two lovers, “Rain” is probably the most mainstream song on the EP.
Bryant brings a richness to country music. He is authentic and displays substance within his craft. The traditional country sound infused with southern rock influences takes a pleasant warmth to one’s ears. Jacob Bryant doesn’t make music, he makes art.
What do you think of Jacob Bryant’s new EP “Up In Smoke?”