Though Cassette live is more often than not Jones' self-strummed guitar, here she keeps the rhythm section of Gabe Galvin (drums) and Matt Radick (bass/cello) on an even keel, and an occasional harmonica or piano sees its way into the mix as well. Jones maintains the wider instrumentation at a decibel level slightly below her voice a voice that fluctuates appropriately with the flows and ebbs of the music. And that's a proper aquatic metaphor, since these songs are arranged to follow the oscillations of water and the seasons.
Opener "Access to Me" has a residual melancholy that imbues the rest of the album with nice, intimate warmth. Jones vocally steps it up midway through with tracks "Summer to Snow" and "North of the Carolinas" before delivering a peppier back half with "Thirst Like Water" and "Rise On, River."
Often compared to Emmylou Harris, Jones is closer to another Bakery Outlet artist, Erin Tobey, though Jones turns in more soulful inflections. Overall, Cassette succeeds, giving Jones a solid lead into the Central Florida spotlight. Her honesty and charisma ensures she'll retain the post for a long time.