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I’m not a bluegrass fan at all but recently happened upon a Billy Strings video. I immediately started searching for more of his stuff and am blown away. However, I agree with another poster that this album doesn’t convey Billy Strings’ sheer energy and ability. Don’t get me wrong, it’s REALLY good but doesn’t give me the goosebumps his live videos did. Still, absolutely worth the price and I will be buying more. This kid is amazing.
I would describe this as a minecart full of giant space diamonds in the rough but the jeweler is missing who would cut and polish the diamonds into the Crown Jewels. I want to see a different producer. The album doesn’t have the same incredible energy as the live performances.
Even if you don’t like bluesgrass, but you do enjoy art and country and an old school kind of band that makes real new old school music vibes, you’ll love this. If you are a fan of Good old fashioned music, this will rock. Perfect to listen to on a cruise through the country, cruise trips to go to any kind of outdoor activities or have a fire or go camping and enjoy some good old fashioned, but new music, real musical art, you will love and need this album.
Billy Strings, Billy Failing, Royal Masat, and Jarrod Walker again look back into the legacy of bluegrass to leap forward and create a genre defining piece of work. From traditional acoustic arrangements to screaming jams, this is a leap forward for a smoking band.