The new release from Evie Ladin Band is a perfect example of what Fiddlefreak likes to call oldternative bluegrass: music that springs from old-timey roots but branches out in exciting new directions. On banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass fiddle, and body percussion, the quartet covers traditional, contemporary, and original material with vivacity and verve. This compelling record and her amazing band lineup should finally earn Evie Ladin the reputation she deserves in the folk music world. We’ve been a fan of Evie for a long time (see here and here), and she has outdone herself this time. Recommended!
LISTEN: Songbird Blues/Backstep Cindy