The Artist: The Bones of J.R. Jones, aka Jonathon Linaberry, a Brooklyn punk rocker turned roots music-lover.
The Album: Dark Was the Yearling, out May 20.
Songwriter Says: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have a very good year. It’s safe to say, it’s been one of the best. It’s funny thing though . . . how the light can define the dark. Looking at these songs in retrospect, I feel like as the light get’s brighter, the darks get darker and I find myself focusing more on that half of the equation. Maybe because it’s a little easier to get lost in it or at least more interesting.”