Miles Raymer
January 27, 2015 AT 05:43 PM EST
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Stone Jack Jones has had several close brushes with death, which might explain why his spare, folk-inflected country songs sound so intensely haunted. On Mar. 17, the Western Vinyl label will release his excellent second LP, Love & Torture, featuring contributions from members of alt-country favorites Lambchop and legendary country singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, who adds vocals to the spectral standout track “Shine.”

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