Simplicity, Groove, and Originality. "Almost Eleven" is a wild collection of guitar instrumentals that will earn a permanent place in your playlist.
This genre-bending record seamlessly fuses a myriad of styles into a singular, cohesive musical statement.
The opening track, "Guitar Jetsons", is an all guitar arrangement of the cartoon classic will leave you smiling and shaking your head in wonder.
The original compositions "Train" and "Swamp Thing" serve up a tight rock groove that showcase the talents of Ethan Newman and Tony King who provide the backdrop for Jay's redneck jazz telecaster excursions.
"Teacher" offers a soulful, stripped down performance with simple melodies and subtle harmonic shifts, while "Border" is a simple acoustic statement that leaves plenty of room for interpretation.
"Rabbit", "Malcolm" and the title track dive into more complex harmonic and melodic territory, while still retaining the groove and movement that is at the heart of the record.