Molly Tuttle brings in high-powered guests for Crooked Tree, a wide-ranging collection of excellent bluegrass and folk songs, but she’s the star of the show.
“Pinball King” was the biggest hit in country music 35 years ago. Or at least it could have been. Loney Hutchins cut a remarkable number of tracks that could have made him a star.
David Ferguson, Dan Auerbach, and Ronnie McCoury sing and play beautifully on the Stanley Brothers’ classic “White Dove”, a simple song with a profound message.
Halifax folk duo, the Bombadils feature picturesque songwriting and instrumentation. “Losing Track of Time” is a dreamy song exemplifying these strengths.
Punch Brothers interpret bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice’s 1983 brilliant album, Church Street Blues. It’s a fascinating project and a rewarding listen.
Canadian bluegrass band, the Dead South turn “You Are My Sunshine” into a mournful ode and “People Are Strange” into a science fiction fantasy.
The Steel Wheels tell a fan’s genuine “anti-love-at-first-sight” story through the grooving Americana of “Time Is All I Need”.
Bluegrass mainstays Balsam Range release their Moxie and Mettle LP on Friday and share “Franklin County”, a slow-burning swamp-stomper basked in mystery.