Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats
Cletus, the fifth full-length album from Boise, Idaho-based Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats, is about finding the beauty that hides beneath the pain, finding hope within the struggle, and light in the darkness. Written and recorded during an on-again/off-again relationship, frontman Jonathan Warren was in, Cletus serves as a record that encapsulates themes of love, loss, redemption, and hope; topics that will remain as relevant tomorrow as they were yesterday.
Another shadow looming over the record was the loss of Billy Kaiser, the band’s original bass player, and the namesake of the band. Billy committed suicide in December of 2017. The loss was devastating to the Billygoats, as well the Boise music community, and had a profound affect on the album.