The Infamous Stringdusters: “Undercover” EP

The Infamous Stringdusters “Undercover” EP Lumenhouse Recordings Known for their live shows, The Infamous Stringdusters constantly search to capture the delirium of their stage fusillades on record releases. The Stringdusters’ challenge flows, in part, from their conscious choice to stream virtually every live show for free (via Mixlr ) and to generously post, for little […]

Irene Kelley: “These Hills”

Irene Kelley “These Hills” Mountain Fever Records Irene Kelley has created a bluegrass record which seems just right- well-conceived, with outstanding songwriting, singing and powerful musicianship. From the trickle down banjo run which introduces “Carolina Wind” to the soulful mountain vibe which exemplifies the final cut, “Before You Call Me Home”, Kelly makes a case for […]

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys: “Ionia”

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys “Ionia” Earthwork Music Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys lie in wait, in the amorphous, ill-defined genre of “Americana” or “Roots” music, ready to win you over. This four-piece band, most of who are originally from Michigan, plays spare arrangements within a bluegrass structure. The listener may be forgiven for thinking […]