Guitarist and songwriter, Glenn Jones, returns with the follow-up to his Thrill Jockey debut, 2011′s The Wanting. For My Garden State, Glenn wrote a collection of reflective and evocative tunes in his childhood home in New Jersey while taking care of his mother who suffers from Alzheimers.
As a guitarist working in the American Primitivism tradition, Glenn employs a wide variety of alternate tunings and partial capos. Listening to Glenn’s expressive playing on his six-string and 12-string guitars, as well as his five-string banjos can be entrancing, exciting, and above all, inspiring. My Garden State is an instrumental album that will impress you in how it covers a spectrum of emotional terrain, without uttering a single word.
I am thrilled to offer my second in-depth interview with Glenn (the last time was when The Wanting was released).