Rivers Roll On By
A daring record; respectful of tradition, but lyrically and musically unafraid to carry it to new places.
An irresistible match between the Harry Smith creak of our American musical backwaters and the easy-on-the-way-down psychedelic vibe of the Fairport Convention and Buffalo Springfield. Jim & Jennie make you feel like they're your traveling companions through the past and into what is to be.
Weaving together Southern rock and folk idioms, the Pinetops ease into an alluring and shadowy new space that is an irresistible match between the Harry Smith creak of our American musical backwaters and the easy-on-the-way-down psychedelic vibe of the Fairport Convention and Buffalo Springfield.
Collaborating with some of western North Carolina's finest musicians imbued them with a sense of stylistic freedom. They are also armed with Brad Hutchinson's Banjocaster, a nifty little instrument that can sound like an electric guitar, organ pedal steel and might even be able to do your laundry; it is that versatile. While Rivers Roll On By will please fans who have come to know them as a top shelf bluegrass unit, it also reveals a new sense of experimentation that raises them to a unique new standard. This album has the special quality of tapping into that primal kind of universal spookiness and desperation that just hangs in the clouds, that seeps into the trees, the hills, the seas and the bars.
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