Readers Recommend Vol. 2

Today’s segment of Readers Recommend has representation from the Northeast (when you’re from Georgia, anything above NC is NE) with a little Midwest/Southeast thrown in for good measure. If you have a band you’d recommend we feature, please leave a comment and we’ll include them in the next Readers Recommend segment. Please check the band info presented after the Spotify playlist and be sure to like their Facebook pages to get the latest info. Note that a couple of the bands aren’t on Spotify so follow the links under the bio to ReverbNation.

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The 23 String Band

Recommended By: Michael

How They Describe Themselves: “The 23 String Band plays fun, fuel-injected, original Americana that dangerously weaves across the lanes of modern acoustic music… It’s a bluegrass attack fueled by high-octane rock-n-roll energy and triple-distilled oldtimey roots.”
The23StringBand.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – Spotify Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

Billy Strings & Don Julin

Recommended By: Jess

How They Describe Themselves: “Traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports. A typical set includes haunting Appalachian songs, righteous gospel standards, and blazing bluegrass instrumentals. Honoring the musical traditions of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Jimmy Martin, these boys will take you back to that high lonesome sound of yesterday’s bluegrass. No super-slick Nash-pop here. This is your grandaddy’s bluegrass delivered with a pedal to the metal intensity of a moonshine runner.”
DonJulin.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – ReverbNation Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

The Brummy Brothers

Recommended By: Eric

How They Describe Themselves: “Bluegrass music inspired by the people, experiences, and scenery of the American Northeast. The Brummy Brothers blend traditional styles, modern influences, and improvisation. Their music is high energy, uplifting and surprisingly eclectic. Their use of varied tempos, textures, and vocal harmonies creates a sonic soundscape that is unique and appealing.”
TheBrummyBrothers.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – ReverbNation Catalog
Buy The Album – Official Merch Site

Cabinet

Recommended By: Tom and Rob

How They Describe Themselves: “Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building.”
CabinetMusic.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – Spotify Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

The Deadly Gentlemen

Recommended By: Darby

How They Describe Themselves: “…playfully irreverent, vibrantly rootsy songcraft. Although the Boston-based quintet employs acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass—a lineup that’s usually associated with traditional bluegrass—their music defies conventional genre restrictions, filtering a bottomless assortment of influences through their own decidedly distinctive songwriting sensibility and uncanny instrumental rapport. The result is timelessly resonant music that’s rooted in tradition, yet effortlessly contemporary and boundlessly entertaining.”
DeadlyGentlemen.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – Spotify Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

Mason Porter

Recommended By: Joe

How They Describe Themselves: “Through the process of writing, recording and constant gigging, the band developed its original sound blending folk, rock, blues, country and bluegrass influences into the unique personality that IS Mason Porter. Their latest release Home For The Harvest, due out in January 2014, presents an engaging and personal Mason Porter, placing the emphasis on lyrics, songwriting and their signature vocal harmonies.”
MasonPorter.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – Spotify Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

The New Old Cavalry

Recommended By: Tom

How They Describe Themselves: “The New Old Cavalry is a five-piece string band based in Bloomington, Indiana that deploys nontraditional bluegrass music in a traditional format—expanding the culture of bluegrass without defying the great tradition of American string music.”
NewOldCavalry.com – Official Site
Official Facebook Page – You Know You Like It
Listen Online – Spotify Catalog
Buy Albums/Tracks – Amazon.com Catalog

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