I just had a wonderful little trip for a couple shows in Wyoming. It was a fantastic trip, playing music and seeing friends. But I also got to see my favorite mountains. Where my headwaters run and where the inspiration for the new album came from. This photo was taken on a trip there many years ago, on my second trip to the range.
Shot on slide film, it was usually weeks after a trip before you’d get the slides back from being processed and put them up on the wall. I remember seeing this shot of the glowing peaks and my heart leaping in my throat at the memory and the beauty of the place. I felt the cold, high elevation air. I felt the joy of travel in the mountains. I want all my photos to do that, and I want my songs to do that as well. For me as well as for you.
And so I keep taking photos and I keep making music. I hope to write something that I find beautiful. I hope to capture images that stir that restless search for something more than my current sense of security and normalcy. I want to inspire others to seek out their own spiritual homes, their own path to something above the mundane. But more than that, I want to keep up that search for myself.I hope this photo and my songs make you want to GO to that place, or to embody that story, not just appreciate it. Reblogs are fantastic, but I want Re-visits. That is what I want to accomplish with this thing that is my life. Thanks for joining in. And thanks for the inspiration.
JTB

I just had a wonderful little trip for a couple shows in Wyoming. It was a fantastic trip, playing music and seeing friends. But I also got to see my favorite mountains. Where my headwaters run and where the inspiration for the new album came from. This photo was taken on a trip there many years ago, on my second trip to the range.

Shot on slide film, it was usually weeks after a trip before you’d get the slides back from being processed and put them up on the wall. I remember seeing this shot of the glowing peaks and my heart leaping in my throat at the memory and the beauty of the place. I felt the cold, high elevation air. I felt the joy of travel in the mountains. I want all my photos to do that, and I want my songs to do that as well. For me as well as for you.

And so I keep taking photos and I keep making music. I hope to write something that I find beautiful. I hope to capture images that stir that restless search for something more than my current sense of security and normalcy. I want to inspire others to seek out their own spiritual homes, their own path to something above the mundane. But more than that, I want to keep up that search for myself.

I hope this photo and my songs make you want to GO to that place, or to embody that story, not just appreciate it. Reblogs are fantastic, but I want Re-visits. That is what I want to accomplish with this thing that is my life. Thanks for joining in. And thanks for the inspiration.

JTB

“Headwaters” by Jason Tyler Burton | The Lonesome Road Review ]

Thanks to the Lonesome Road for the review of Headwaters. They really pegged it!

"Burton has crafted a dozen songs across this intense album. Each of these finds the artist searching and exploring—for truths, for comfort, for meaning…for ‘the headwaters’ that feed our spirits.

As communicated through his songs, Burton’s nomadic existence reminds us that the greatest journeys are within, examinations of our soul, our beliefs. Headwaters encourages this exploration through lyrically rich compositions framed with complementary and crisp instrumentation.”

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