Return with us to those glorious sounds of yesterday, when dark and dirty meant -- well, dark and dirty.
Return with us to those glorious sounds of yesterday, when dark and dirty meant -- well, dark and dirty. The members of The Gilded Bats play old time country stringband music with lots of pluck and a boisterous attitude. The four-piece combo (fiddle, banjo, washtub bass, acoustic guitar) perform a repertoire of classic tunes (i.e. “Cripple Creek”, “Cumberland Gap”) and modern silliness (i.e. the Holy Modal Rounders “Give the Fiddler a Dram,” the bawdy “When Lulu Goes” full of ribald pokes about Lulu going bang and such) with raw vigor and a sense of fun. They all sing spiritedly and while the vocals ain’t always pretty, The Gilded Bats’ magic lies in its energy and instrumental talents.