J. Hatfield’s debut self titled EP brings together conventional balladry with dynamic walls of sound. Fingerpicked acoustics and lush string sections, courtesy of Evan Olds’s bowed bass and Alasha Al-Qudwha’s violin, share sonic space with subtle synths and dirty, reverb heavy electrics. The album is rounded out by the tag-team drumming of Travis Oliver and Erik Miller, showcasing their individual talents while still serving the needs of the songs.
Greg McGowan at Rose City Recording Co produced the album tastefully by weaving a common thread through the collection.
During the last 10 years, J. Hatfield has manned the guitar on stage and in the studio with various bands and artists in West Virginia and Virginia, currently including indie folk band The Parachute Brigade and the alt-rock band Miles Deep. J. Hatfield, with a backing of talented musicians, looks forward to bringing the sounds captured on the album to stages around the country.