Nick Jaina – “Sleep Child”

Nick Jaina “Sleep Child”

The perfect album for Mother’s Day.  The perfect song.  Portland-based Nick Jaina’s newly released album, A Bird in The Opera House, is a complex, lush and beautiful endeavor worthy of attention.  His sound evokes a richer, folkier Elliott Smith. Kind of a contradiction, I know.  But listen and see for yourself.  It’s simple and complex all at the same time.  Each listen opening up new layers and textures.  His band alone is quite impressive with a strings section, clarinet, trumpet, steel guitar, banjo.  No wonder it sounds so good. Happy Mother’s Day.