Music fans already know Ross Bellenoit from his 2010 solo vinyl LP Eight Track Mind, and also as the stunning Telecaster slinger for the critically acclaimed Sweetback Sisters (Signature Sounds). He’s also lent his guitar skills to internationally renowned songwriters like Amos Lee (Blue Note), Joseph Parsons (Blue Rose), and Birdie Busch (Bar/None). More recently, Bellenoit has been enjoying a blossoming career as a record producer for other artists, having helmed successful debuts for songwriters Suzie Brown and Ginger Coyle, as well as imminent releases from Aaron & The Spell and The Sweetback Sisters. He’s also collaborating with Emily Zeitlyn (The Weeds) in the new band Divers.
Each of the Home Songs EPs comprises six songs — self-produced and recorded at Bellenoit's home in South Philadelphia — with postproduction handled by Bellenoit's partners at Turtle Studios, Rob Shaffer and Jeff Hiatt. Volume 3 opens with an artfully aggressive re-imagining of Richard Thompson's "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight"—the only cover song featured in the series. Bellenoit’s trademark pop craftsmanship (“Sink Or Swim”) and introspection (“Twisted Phrase”) are showcased, too, and the moody Knopfler-meets-Costello allegory "Currency", co-written with local folk favorite Johnny Miles, reflects on the collective ambiguities of life and art, concluding: “Nothing is the everything we need.”