Jinx is a new artist in the blue-country-rock-Americana genre whose songs will groove, move and soothe you down the road. It is uncommon to find an artist who can draw from so many traditional styles, and yet effortlessly combine them into wonderfully new soulful songs. Jinx draws from a range of emotions in crafting his songs, and they sound fresh, yet also seem instantly familiar.
The lonesome sweet sound of the slide Dobro, or pulsing new twists on the blues, the sandy, cactus-laden spanish guitar riffs, or the beautiful traditional chord changes of the steel string, all are summoned in the forging of his songwriting style. A versatile tour-de-force on the guitars, with a gravelly voice to match, Jinx conjours up grooves, moods, and stories that rock, stomp, inspire, sadden, and leave you wanting more.
Jinx uses a wide array of guitars to present his songs. He has a traditional steel-string Martin acoustic for part of the show, but also wields several resonator guitars for slide and finger-picking. A “resonator” guitar is one that has a chrome resonator plate (somewhat resembling a pie plate) embedded in the body for a special blues or bluegrass sound. He creates other worldly soundscapes on a nylon string flamenco guitar, an acoustic 12 string,and at one point teases the past out of a solid chrome Dobro guitar. Amazingly adept at playing the authentic styles of these guitars, he also jumps categories and utilizes them in modern song.