The Bones of JR Jones recently released his fourth project, Ones to Keep Close. The largely solo endeavor has plugged in and expanded, his once quiet and introspective songs, often mournful and heartfelt, have taken on a hard blues edge. While the influence of the delta blues and americana still rings through, the Chicago blues sound has a much bigger influence on this record, to stellar results.

He recently stopped through LA for his record release show at the Bootleg Theater and, even kinder, at LAMB for a quick acoustic session and interview discussing his influences and his songwriting for the new record. Check it out below: