SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Folk / Blues
When it comes to music, the artist has got to feel the passion or else the listener won't. JL Stiles' music ripples with classic flavors yet remains very much unique. Peaceful but riveting, evocative and heart-bursting, JL Stiles' music conjures images of a bygone era but does so in a way that's fresh and new.
Music is mystery. Whether or not you believe in a god, you must admit that in music there is something deeper, something sublime, that is felt but which resists your ability to “put a finger on it.”
“Music,” says Stiles, “makes me feel like there's something more out there, something that's beyond our physical and material world.”
Stiles tries to write music that is accessible but not mired in harsh mainstream parameters. Pure creativity is paramount for him. Stiles insists on writing songs that are free to grow in whatever direction they need to grow. It goes back to Stiles feelings about the mysticism of music, it's hint that there is something beyond.