When I heard that Jason Howell had established a Kickstarter campaign to back the release of his second album, I backed it immediately. Why would I do that? Because I like to support "The Arts", Jason seems like a genuinely nice person (as much as one can tell through podcasts, social media and a 1-minute Skype conversation last year) and having heard some of his previous work, I knew this would not be a waste of money.
I honestly wasn't expecting this album to be as good as it was. My apologies if that seems like a backhanded compliment, but I've supported musicians in the past, listened to a CD once or twice and then kind of forgot about them. This is not that kind of release.
What can you expect? Cross Jack Johnson with Ozzy Osbourne and you've pretty much got it. So if eating banana pancakes while riding a crazy train isn't your thing, I just don't know what to tell you. My wife who "doesn't like music" liked this. Make of that what you will.
It's good stuff. Just trust me on that.
The album goes on sale to the public on December 2nd, but you can pre-order now if you like. The page allows you to sample the first track "Lonely Nights" which is a real earworm. Personally, my favorite song is "Scan Lines", but you'll have to buy the CD to hear that one.