Wayward sons have always gone
Chasing daughters leaving home, leaving home..."
So opens "New Jersey Transit," a lush, mellow requiem for the nostalgic concept of â€œhomeâ€ as we believe it to be, by brilliant new singer-songwriter Cris Silvent.
Like Wilco, Sam Beam and other alt-country pioneers before him, Cris charts new territory by fusing indie-pop songcraft with roots instrumentation, his finger on the collective pulse of past, present and future.
This collection documents a searching soulâ€™s sojourn to the city and explores the wonder, the sadness and the irony he discovers there - that home is not really a place at all.
With a fresh, raw voice and a deep-rooted feel for the texture of down-home music, Cris takes the listener with him. His guitar thrums with life. His lyrics cry out with truth.
A musical journal of time and place, "New Jersey Transit" is the debut album from this wayward Virginian son - a deep, rich meditation on the fleeting thing we hold dearest to our hearts.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Third Avenue Prologue
2. Chasing Daughters
3. I Told You So
4. East Skyline
5. Family Portrait
7. I Could Use The Help
8. Yellow Light
9. Rappahannock Two-Step
10. My Full Name
11. Still Life
12. Trans-Hudson Line