Joselyn and Don – Seeds & Bones
by Shawn Underwood
October 13, 2022
After being raised in Montana, Joselyn Wilkinson and Don Barrozo moved to Los Angeles to immerse themselves in the music scene. She’s involved with several bands in the area, while he’s an in-demand producer (and film editor for The Simpsons). They’re also doing their own thing as duo Joselyn And Don, and have released their second record, an EP called Seeds & Bones.
The title track explores the idea that we’re all having to decide what we take with us on life’s journey, and what we have to leave behind. It features Barrozo on a cigar box guitar that adds a little mysticism to the sound of the high desert. In a somewhat related number, Deep Down delves into the mystical hold Mother Nature still has over us, whether we want to admit it or not. Give Up the Ghost features Wilkinson’s soaring vocals with horns highlighting the theme that, “when hate has no home, it’s going to give up the ghost.”
The EP finishes with Light A Spark. It’s an easy-going folk song about finding new love and being ready to “shake the dust off my heart.” It’s a great finishing tune and underscores how Joselyn and Don have brought the wide open spirit of Montana to the concrete canyons of LA with Seeds & Bones.