Glenn Jones

The Wanting

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Glenn Jones, a 30+ year devotee of the so-called “American Primitive” school of acoustic steel string guitarists, has been playing guitar since the age of 14. He formed Boston pysch-rock band, Cul de Sac, in 1989 and led it on its 20 year journey to nowhere, leaving nine albums in its wake, including collaborations with guitarist John Fahey and Can’s Damo Suzuki.
Jones released This Is The Wind That Blows It Out, his first album of acoustic 6- and 12-string guitar instrumentals in 2004, and followed it with Against Which The Sea Continually Beats (2007) and Barbecue Bob In Fishtown (2009). All three albums were released on the Strange Attractors Audio House label.
The Wanting, Glenn Jones’ first album for Thrill Jockey, was recorded in a fourth floor apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, overlooking the commuter train line. If you listen carefully to the record, you can occasionally hear trains going by in the background. Reuben Son recorded the album between December 12, 2010, and April 20, 2011. The Wanting was mixed and mastered by long time collaborator Matthew Azevedo. Simply put, The Wanting is a collection of original compositions for solo acoustic steel string guitar, six-string, 10-string and bottleneck, and 5-string open-back banjo.

Glenn Jones: The Wanting

A Snapshot of Mom Scotland 1957 Glen Jones 8'03''
The Great Pacific Northwest Glen Jones 4'54''
The Great Swamp Way Rout Glen Jones 2'50''
Anchor Chain Blues Glen Jones 5'21''
Even to Win is to Fail Glen Jones 4'27''
My Charlotte Blue Notebook Glen Jones 5'17''
Menotomy River Blues Glen Jones 1'28''
Of Its Own Kind Glen Jones 7'25''
The Wanting Glen Jones 4'22''
Twenty-Three Years in Happy Valley or Love Among the Chickenshit Glen Jones 2'03''
The Orca Grande Cement Factory at Victorville Glen Jones 17'47''

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