Stream: Jess Williamson, “Native State”

Premiere: Jess Williamson, an Austin photographer and singer/songwriter with a voice like a pretty hawk, will release her Native State LP early next year.

Photographer Katy Shayne

FADER PREMIERE

Jess Williamson, an Austin photographer and singer/songwriter with a voice like a pretty hawk, will release her Native State LP early next year. Its title track, with folksy banjo, bass and a gripping middle section of mostly voice, feels a bit like a homecoming waiting to come, ending memorably with When you're gone, you'll be tattooed under mountains on my arm, a mournful line like something out of Scott McLanahan's latest elegy to Appalachia. Native State comes out January 28th via Brutal Honest, with limited vinyl up for preorder now.

Stream: Jess Williamson, "Native State"

Stream: Jess Williamson, “Native State”