As a Nashville based folk artist, Stone Jack Jones mixes country, pop, and authentic rock ’n’ roll to create his third LP. Ancestor is the result of trio sessions consisting of Jones, Lambchop guitarist Ryan Norris, and Lylas banjo player Kyle Hamlett. With the exception of sing-along choruses like “Joy”, the album focuses on deeper undertones, such as isolation and despair. Jones captures these somber themes through the use of eerie harmonies and dismal guitar playing in songs like “Red Red Rose” and “Way Gone Wrong”. Stone Jack Jones is a descendent from a generation of coal miners, so listeners of Ancestor are taking a step into his mind. His lyrics reminds us that feelings of heartache, sadness, and loneliness are very real.