Houston-raised and Los Angeles-based artist Jason Hawk Harris blends his upbringing around country music with his education as a composer to craft what he calls "meta-apocalyptic country / Americana grief-grass." Jokey or not, this self-profession suits a singer and guitarist with a growing reputation built on introspective songs written by an uninhibited thinker and feeler.

Once Harris' debut album with Bloodshot Records arrives later this year, more tastemakers and potential fans will discover the lyrical depth and storytelling quality first heard on his 2017 EP, Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips. In the meantime, meet one of the most promising punk rockers-turned-roots songwriters since John Moreland.