Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  You can pretty much sell me on any music that utilizes a banjo. I have regular arguments with my mother about the third Mumford & Sons album, in which they decided to ditch the glorious instrument; she thinks removing it made them sound more modern, but my retort is that any music can sound as modern or dated as … Continue reading Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  You can pretty much sell me on any music that utilizes a banjo. I have regular arguments with my mother about the third Mumford & Sons album, in which they decided to ditch the glorious instrument; she thinks removing it made them sound more modern, but my retort is that any music can sound as modern or dated as the … Continue reading Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

Marlon Williams and KaiL Baxley Provided a Bluegrass Fix at the Bootleg

sngshows: Wednesday night at the Bootleg was what I’d call their de facto bluegrass night featuring international rising star Marlon Williams and KaiL Baxley as his support. Bluegrass is a genre built on tradition, passing the warmth of its music down through the generations. According to the history books (and Wikipedia) this was a genre begun in the Appalachian region of the US in the … Continue reading Marlon Williams and KaiL Baxley Provided a Bluegrass Fix at the Bootleg