Here’s another sweet new record that has come to Fiddlefreak by way of Devon at Hearth Music. The Holy Coming of the Storm from Cahalen Morrison and Eli West hit the streets on January 30 and has been stuck in my CD player ever since. Their new old-time bluegrass songs strike just the right balance between contemporary honesty and traditional roots. Their complete mastery of the stringed axes they wield (banjo, guitar, bouzouki, dobro) ensures that they cut to the chase just as surely as an old-style two-man crosscut saw. They’ve garnered praise from Dirk Powell and support from prestigious booking agents in Europe. Give a listen, you’ll see why.
LISTEN: My Lover, Adorned
LISTEN: I’ll Not Be A Stranger
Storm was recorded live at Aaron Youngberg’s Swingfingers Studio (Ft. Collins, CO) in Sept 2010, and produced by newgrass wizkid Matt Flinner. Includes the bass skills of Eric Thorin, fiddle of Ryan Drickey, mandolin, bouzouki, and tenor guitar of Matt Flinner, and banjo of Aaron Youngberg. Eli plays guitar, bouzouki, clawhammer, and Cahalen plays clawhammer, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin and lap slide.