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250 word album review: The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers – Don’t Think About Tomorrow Night

With some simple instrumentation and themes as old as lyrical music itself The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers put together a smooth throwback album. A lot of fiddle and acoustic guitar lead the way here but what set the Sapsuckers apart is their … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Whiskey For The Lady – Passing Times

“Passing Times” is Whiskey For The Lady’s second album and it is distinctly different than their debut. The bluegrass band is four long years removed from their debut album “Too Many F Holes” and sometimes life comes at you hard … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Like Rabbits – The Devil In Your Eyes

Like Rabbits doesn’t pull any punches on their debut album. It’s straight forward bar bluegrass. The rustic music (stand-up bass, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar) is fronted with raspy, whiskey soaked vocals with lyrics to match. Songs like “Keep On Drinking” … Continue reading

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VOT Cover Story: Under The Big Oak Tree

An artist always challenges themselves, it’s what growing as an artist is all about. Artists that tend to rest on their laurels simply aren’t as productive. Whether it is painting, writing or music this almost always holds true. St. Joseph’s … Continue reading

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250 Word Local Album Review: Under The Big Oak Tree – Under The Big Oak Tree

On sunny days when the grass is green and a refreshing breeze is always blowing, Under The Big Oak Tree’s debut album might just work as your perfect soundtrack. The positive spin of this gentle bluegrass is as comfortable on … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Sans Abri – Shelter

Sans Abri uses an arsenal of folk instrumentation to create a front porch stomping bluegrass sound for their debut EP Shelter. The accumulation of acoustic instruments build an overall fast paced group of songs with first class picking. The album … Continue reading

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