Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Harvest Moon" by The Woodhouse Band (Folk Artist from Virginia(VA))

"Harvest Moon" by The Woodhouse Band is a collection of instrumental songs inspired by traditional Celtic and Americana. The band features a lineup of classic instruments including fiddle, banjo and bass box. The combination of the two styles works well for this group. It's a nice variance to the "down home" vibe that the two styles possess. The musicians are all great players and each song has lots of life to it. The quality of the recording is very analog and lends itself to the timelessness of the sound. Highlights include "Off to California," a fiddle and guitar duo that puts you right on board the covered wagon. "St. Louis Blues" features some nice, pleasant piano work and retains the "down home" vibe. "The Star of the Country Down" has a heroic quality to it and is another fiddle and guitar duo. If you like Irish Folk, you'll enjoy this one.
-William and the Reviewer Team