A man in old cowboy boots with well worn soles

taps out rhythms touching hearts & souls

Playing a guitar in his hands w/strings of steel

Letting everybody know everything he feels

The joys of his life, and his pain yet to heal

They all relate b/c he keeps it real

By: J.N.R Dutton


His mind’s a little sideways

his heart’s a little blue

he’d lay his feelings out in song

but his guitar’s out of tune

& his singing voice sounds like 

wolves baying at the moon

Oww ooh ooh

By: J.N.R Dutton

The opening lyrics to a new song, I am thinking genre-wise of the blues.


Jonathan grew up in the 1980’s and ’90’s, a typical suburbanite

He loved watching “The Wonder Years” when it came on Nick @ Nite

and he dreamed of playing music in Memphis & Nashville

Those neon city lights they shined so bright

He hasn’t forgotten

the dreams he dreamed back then

but he’s got such sweetness in his life now

and it’s so much more precious to him

By: J.N.R Dutton

Dear Thomas

Dear Thomas,

I’m not going to lie man, 

your talent often shines like diamonds, 

I think you’re one of a kind, man

I love how unflinching, 

how unapologetic you are

dropping your bars

you’re often spitting raw truth 

to the masses in your rhymes,

I’d never get tired of listening 

even if I heard it a thousand times

Keep pushing forward, I love the passion & zeal, keep it real

By: J.N.R Dutton