4TH OF JULY with SPOONSHINE
Celebrate Independence Day with Spoonshine!
There is an old cliche: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But it applies here. The physical things that make up this quartet's sound are vocal harmonies, mandolin, guitar, upright bass and drums. But that doesn’t describe what it sounds like when it all comes together.
At times, they evoke the spirit of an old time string band, with the acoustic roots of bluegrass and folk music clearly present, but with the drive of rollicking drums pushing it along at breakneck speeds. At other times the sound combines with roots rock, and even punk influences.
An old beat up acoustic, flat picking around an Appalachian melody. An overdriven telecaster mimicking the sounds of a pedal steel. Fast Nashville runs, haunting soundscapes, the speed and rhythm of a hellbent locomotive, the occasional slow lilt of a lonesome country waltz. Their brand of original music is unclassifiable within conventional genres. Bluegrass, country, folk, rock; we’ll call it Americana for now.
Fireworks during the break sponsored by downtown Anacortes...