Last year we called Henry Jamison “one of America’s modern folk masters,” and in staying true to himself, he has kept true to that title: The stoic Vermont singer/songwriter delves deep into his psyche, his relationships, and life on tour in his breathtakingly beautiful new EP Tourism, a stunning five-track folk journey through isolation, transience, connection, and self-discovery.
Full of room to breathe, space to feel, and some familiar voices along the way, Tourism is undoubtedly one of Jamison’s most moving and relatable collections.
The EP is a study of identity, restlessness, personal turbulence, and more – bringing us closer to the artist’s inner sanctum than we’ve ever been before. Written with Darlingside’s Harris Paseltiner and engineered by Dan Cardinal, these songs present Jamison as a fragile soul searching for himself – straining to understand his purpose and place in a world where he’s got one foot in today, and the other in tomorrow. Fresh off a breakup and having just returned from the most transient of existences – life on tour – Jamison pours himself out in song.