Time Ain't Accidental: Hot Pink Vinyl LPMEX3380
Label: Mexican Summer
Release Date: 9th June
This is Jess Williamson at her purest country, drop the 'alt', we're not going 'cosmic' and we're not washed out with psychedelia. This is big old ballads, with the tight and clean production, with that desire to step out of the toilet venues and start telling stories and laying your heart out to folk in padded velvet seats.
For those who dig: Plains, Erin Rae, Anna St. Louis, Joan Shelley, Charlotte Cornfield...
After recently releasing the critically-acclaimed Plains album (I Walked With You A Ways) with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, Jess Williamson’s Time Ain’t Accidental is the sound of a woman running into her life and art head-on. With a vocal dynamic kindred to Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, Williamson blends the emotional immediacy and story- telling of traditional country with the artful, wholly honest transmissions of songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Terry Allen. The album's reckoning with loss, isolation, romance, and personal reclamation signals both a stylistic and tectonic shift for Williamson: from someone who once made herself small to an artist emboldened by her power as an individual.