For a Manhattan native, 24-year-old Hayes Peebles is damn good at evoking the magic of old bluegrass, the nostalgia of folk, and the timeless story of wandering the road. “Home” is a song that feels expansive and a little achy, conjuring up images of plains and plateaus as vocals unfold atop solid guitar riffs, dependable percussion, and sparse but haunting bass.
The track starts with the lyric, “I blew in from San Antone/ Then I found myself a lover/ A place to rest my bones,” a reminder of an Americana past, a Texas wide as the sky, the desert plains and the search for refuge. In “Home,” the narrative catalogues a trip across the southeast, a liquor soaked New Orleans, a lush Kentucky green, and a home defined by placelessness. Hayes Peebles’ new EP, Ghosts, will be released on February 10. Give “Home” a listen below.