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“There’s an edge to these songs, a raw honesty, that cuts deep and makes a mark that will last. This is the work of a right and natural troubadour, and I imagine I’ll turn to this album many more times in my days. -”
"he can arrange for emotional effect as well as the theatrical, but the fragile beauty of “Farewell Old Friend” gets to the heart of the matter: leaving means sadness at what’s behind and wonder at what’s before. Here’s to that idea, and to one of the first truly memorable songs I’ve heard all year."
"It’s the subtleties in Furr’s songs that both make you listen carefully, as well as paint you a chilling (yes chilling, but not horrifying. He’s not Glenn Danzig) portrait of words and sound."
“At times, as during the album’s third song, “Farewell Old Friend,” Furr’s voice strikes a deeply introspective tone (think: Jeff Tweedy). On others, like the album’s slow, subdued final track, “Sunrise on the City,” Furr’s voice drops nearly to a whisper as he sings about ships returning to port after long stretches at sea, both musically and lyrically rounding out a seamlessly blended album that lacks only for length.”
“It was only after friends in San Francisco urged him to spend more time with his folk-flecked compositions that he decided to go all in with his latest EP, Farther Shores. "A lot of the album just has to do with ideas of home: What does that mean [and] how much influence should a place have over you," Furr says. ”
“Jacob Furr & The Only Road, a brand spankin’ new vehicle for the Americana Fort Worth singer-songwriter...will debut in the Fort next Wednesday... “I decided to start this project to give the songs I’ve been writing more room to breathe and expand outside the normal singer-songwriter thing,” Furr said.”