Gentle spirit of Jonathan

Dreamy sunset psychedelia and luxurious 60s/70s folk with echoes of Bon Iver, Devendra Banhart and Neil Young are the promise when Jonathan Wilson plays the Old Market, Hove on Sunday, January 29.

Spokesman Will Sawney “Gentle Spirit is not simply the name of the debut solo album by songwriter/musician/producer, Jonathan Wilson. It represents the ethos of the artist himself. Warm, supple melodies etched in layers of stringed instruments and willowy organ motifs accompany his earnest, North Carolinian drawl as he tells tales of humane values lost and found.

“Wilson’s music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge experiences and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. In fact, Gentle Spirit, an expansive double vinyl set, is remarkably evocative of that golden late 60s, early 70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded in producing some of rock’s most imperishable recordings.”