On November 3rd, Jason Hawk Harris, following his indelible success as a founding member and lead guitarist of indie folk quartet and MCP favorites, The Show Ponies, will step into the spotlight with the release of his debut solo EP, Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips, via Free Man Records.
Housing five new tunes produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra), Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips was born from a season of grieving a personal loss, which prompted him to refer to his music as “grief grass.” “It’s a small collection of songs exploring the grieving process as experienced by someone who is otherwise very happy,” says Harris. ”Love and death are good buddies, I think.”
With the EP, Harris has crafted a unique blend of influences to create his own brand of electrified rockicana that will hold your hand while it punches you in the gut. Emotive lyrics, soaring steel guitar, and dirty riffs rule the day; it’s gritty, it’s rowdy, and it’s all heart.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips by Jason Hawk Harris: