Matt Jones and the Bobs are a folky roots-rock sextet, notable for their inclusive style and poignant songwriting. Audiences across Appalachia are delighted by performances which strike the tender emotions, then rise to joyous, celebratory heights. Well-penned lyrics – about departed ancestors, lasting lovers, or friends at war – produce clear, detailed images in the listener’s mind. Expert musicianship then wraps these images in stirring moods, making their rollicking numbers never shallow, but gritty and real. Both dancing shoes and sensitive hearts are welcomed by the sound of this Americana offering.