JEREMY LEE GIVEN
"Given’s debut album, Old Flames, was originally going to be a country EP, which many would expect from a man born in Charleston and raised in Knoxville. However, when this southern fella made a move up north to Boston, he started hanging with a new crowd of musicians who influenced and transformed his style.
The result is a wonderful mix of bedroom pop/lo-fi/southern/folk that’s all his own. In the last few tracks, though, he slows things down and lets his Knoxville roots break the surface. His track “People Don’t” is enrapturing with its vulnerability, and the simplistic pairing of Given and his guitar is flawless, fluid, poignant perfection."