"it's one of those records that says so much with so little, and quite frankly there was a night not so long ago when i when i may have had a few beers, threw this on, and got a little weepy. zentner’s lyrics hit me like a brick, cause they’re so identifiable, at least to me or really anyone with a heart and soul. the background vocals, i cant forget to mention, definitely add a layer of emotion and need for some kind of connection, to someone or anything. one of the best of 2012, for sure"
"But Lost proves, with each of its 11 tracks, that he's completely trustworthy as a musician, too. There's not so much as a stumble, let alone a misstep, and Zentner remains true to his vision from start to finish . . . This is music for reflection, for rainy days and firefly-lit nights. These are songs that flicker and sigh and recall lost affection and the brief fragility of life. In a good way."
--Asheville Mountain Xpress
"I’ve had Jeff Zentner’s new album, A Season Lost, for weeks now and after listening to it more than a dozen times, I still can’t quite describe its beauty, but I can tell you what draws me to to it time-and-time again."
--Common Folk Music
"given my propensity to tagging bands, songs, artists with such lazy and sophomoric labels as 'awesome,' 'killer,' 'lovely,' 'great,' 'most excellent,' etc it may seem that my vocabulary is quite limited, but you would only be half right. sometimes, even i get hung up and such trite phrases just ain't gonna cut it. such is the case with asheville native, jeff zentner"
"...Without fail, the lyrics read well in their own right as poems, and truly shine out when put to Zentner’s hypnotic, whispering vocals and dreamy arrangements . . . Conjuring images of desolate, rusty small towns, and compelling tales of human tragedy, love, and friendship, the listener is transported away into another world entirely."
"his sound is to provide beautifully bleak soundscapes of Americana goodness. Think of a somber Ryan Adams with less piano mixed with Steve Earle without the anger."
"Zentner is a truly breath-taking talent."
--Fresh Deer Meat
"Absolutely first-class, richly lyrical Nashville gothic from Asheville, North Carolina tunesmith Jeff Zentner . . . Darker than Iron & Wine, more deeply steeped in Americana than Nick Cave."
"...Reminding me of a more embellished Nick Drake and recent folk-lovey Fionn Regan, these are beautiful songs that also have a hint of Morrissey about their lyrics. They may be dark, but there’s something wonderfully uplifting about them."
--The Line of Best Fit
"His songs are so beautiful that you won't even mind if they make you a little depressed."
--Triumphs and Tragedies
released 24 July 2012
All songs written by Jeff Zentner, except for the part of “skies of blue” written by Sumie Nagano
recorded and mixed by Jeff Zentner
track 3 recorded and mixed by Jeff Zentner, Buck Curran, and Shanti Curran
mastered by Dana Gumbiner
photographs by Julie Cavallio
photograph of Jeff Zentner by Sara Zentner
layout by Matt Page
Jeff Zentner- vocals, guitar, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel
Elin Palmer- vocals (tracks 1, 11), violin (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11), cello (track 6), nykelharpa (track 9)
Rykarda Parasol- vocals (tracks 2, 5)
Matt Bauer- vocals (track 9)
Shanti Curran- vocals (track 3)
Buck Curran- electric guitar, harmonium (track 3)
Sumie Nagano- vocals, lyrics (track 6)
Hannah Fury- vocals (track 8)
Josie Little- vocals (tracks 4, 7, 10)
Clark Simmons- drums (tracks 2, 5)
Ben Ball- bass (tracks 2, 5), synths (tracks 2, 5)
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