Jeremy Ray has been lighting up stages in and around Atlanta for so many years now, he has a bit of a reputation as a livewire. Those performances are typically marked by barn-stomping burners and an on-stage personality to match, an impressive talent for any full band to pull off, much more so for someone performing alone with an acoustic guitar. But that’s how Jeremy has always done it, and that’s what people expect when they go to watch him play.
Fans may be a little surprised then by Jeremy’s new EP The Last Take, a precursor to his upcoming full-length that finds Jeremy at home in the studio, tinkering with instrumentation and mood. The five songs that make up this EP are all less crazed than what one might expect; they are subtle and nuanced, small pictures of emotionally bare Southern folk, ideal for introspection and handmade for late nights.