Americana singer-songwriter D. Boone Pittman introduces his brand new single/music video, “Jordache Jenny,” a track from his recently released album, Emerge.
Based in Eastern Kentucky, Pittman grew up in the Powell County town of Stanton, witnessed by his love of the land and home. Pittman got started in music, reluctantly, as a youngster. His father coerced him into singing a Johnny Cash song at the grand opening of the local drug store.
Pittman explains, “I hated it, but I secretly loved it. In my room, I’m playing air guitar and pretending to be Elvis but to do it in public as a kid was really tough. It wasn’t that I struggled doing it, it was just more the fact that I was being made to do something. That ended up driving me into a phase where I refused to sing out in public at all.”
His father kept trying to interest him in music.
According to Pittman, “My dad would pay me a dollar a song to sit down and figure the words out for him. I have to really question how good I was at it because I was so young, but I guess he was able to use it. Who knows how many of the lines I’d get right at the end of the day, but I think that’s when I got my first appreciation for lyrics.”
Finally, Pittman found a reason to perform. In high school, he got the chance to play and sing at an academic competition, and all the girls were going. There was a talent spot and Pittman volunteered, saying, “I sing and play guitar.” Since he really didn’t play guitar, when he got home, he asked his father to teach him.
His father’s response was, “You’re crazier than hell—I can’t teach you how to play in six weeks!’ Nevertheless, he taught Pittman to play a medley of two-chord songs. In the end, the trip was canceled. But Pittman had been bitten by the music bug.
“There was just no running from it,” he shares. “I had an undeniable love for music and singing came naturally to me. I’ve never put it down since.”
“Jordache Jenny” opens on gleaming, jangly guitars riding an enticing rhythm full of tasty percussion, a sparkling piano, and a vibrating bassline. Pittman’s delicious drawling tones imbue the lyrics with seductive buoyancy and upbeat savors.
A luscious guitar solo gives the tune luminous colors, finessed and not overdone. The highlight of the song is D. Boone Pittman’s deluxe vocals.
“Jordache Jenny” blends swanky alt-country and Americana flavors into an alluring song full of vibrancy and scrumptious sonic attraction.