|Title: Open - Jason Morant|
Subtitle: Vertical Music
Release date: May 2006
For most of his life, 24-year-old singer songwriter Jason Morant has been a part of New Orleans, its Church, and its music. His second release, Open, underscores the artist's gift for melody, as colorful and textured as the city he's from. It's equal parts rock, pop, folk, and worship; he's inspired by all of it.
Open honors the city's musical diversity through rich instrumentation that includes ambient strings and horns, along with piano, dobro, banjo, and accordion. Lyrically, the songwriter exposes his range too, delving into personal subject matter and addressing the Church on issues near to his heart.