Mattea’s performance is stellar, and the instrumentation- just on the relaxed side of bluegrass- from a group of acoustic whizzes can’t be touched. Their notes frame not only the words sung, but extend the images immortalized.
Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein 2:10 Train Rebel Seldom does it get better than this, the debut album from long-time bluegrass buddies Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein. 2:10 Train is a near perfect offering of acoustiblue music: two instruments and two voices- Klein’s lead and guitar and Gaudreau’s harmony and mandolin. The album… Continue reading Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein- 2:10 Train
Larry Sparks isn’t flashy. He doesn’t brag on himself, and he is a man of few words. He’s unassuming and matter of fact. And he can sing a bluegrass song like no one.
I was only able to attend one day of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this year. As I get older, I do find that one day is enough for me! However, I would love to be able to attend for more days; maybe I need to move closer to Edmonton! In the past I’ve been fortunate… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 9, 2008
“An ambitious project that is beautifully presented…”
“This is a rich bluegrass album, one whose treasures not only glitters on first listen but increase in integrity and value the more time one spends with it.”
“The bluegrass of The SteelDrivers is not pretty. No, this is the emotionally hardcore bluegrass of Bill Monroe circa 1946, in spirit if not performance.”