Quick Listen: Jonah Tolchin- ‘God Forsaken World’

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08/01/2013 at 7:50 pm  •  Posted in Indie, Locally Brewed, Quick Listens, Videos by  •  0 Comments

Spending his early life in New Jersey and later moving to the vast wilderness of New Hampshire, Americana artist, Jonah Tolchin, has drawn inspiration from the beauty of backwoods living. Falling in love with blues and old folk as a child, Tolchin has worked to recreate the sounds of his youth with incredibly raw and and emotional country bluegrass. 


With a 2012 record (Criminal Man) and a few EPs behind him, Tolchin has conquered a long list of achievements in his young life. Sharing the stage with legend Ronnie Earl as a teen and performing at Newport Folk Festival in 2012 at age 20, Tolchin has established himself as one of the most talented faces in the bluesy folk communities. 

For this week’s Quick Listen, we’ve found a live performance of Jonah at last year’s Newport Folk Fest playing, God Forsaken Wolrd off of Criminal Man for Paste. Capturing the deeply passionate side of his music, Tolchin delivers one of the most honest displays of music we’ve come across in a while. We saw Jonah play at a super-secret house show a while back and the full bodied sound from simple instruments, rich vocals and crafty lyrics is something truly special to find in this age of music. Enjoy! 

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