The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside

Jon Brooks

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The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside is an album of rural Canadian murder ballads and was recorded in Toronto by acclaimed producer/engineer, David Travers-Smith. Jon’s fifth full-length release is an intrepid solo set that defies categorization and resists any ‘singer-songwriter,’ or ‘solo acoustic’ description.

Equal parts local Canadiana and universal horror, this is a collection that has buried all the trademark Jon Brooks social commentary in a shallow, roadside grave

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  1. 1 Gun Dealer 03:32 Lyrics
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  2. 2 People Don't Think of Others 03:17 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Queensville 03:19 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Highway 16 04:40 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Felix Culpa 03:11 Lyrics
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  6. 6 The Only Good Thing Is An Old Dog 11:39 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Laws of the Universe 03:52 Lyrics
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  8. 8 These Are Not Economic Hard Times 01:34 Lyrics
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  9. 9 The Twa Sisters 07:34 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Worse Than Indians 03:14 Lyrics
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