Touring in support of their excellent third album ‘Magic Fire’ the set draws heavily from it with added cuts from the first two plus Townes Van Zandt and Jimmy Rogers covers.
It’s the classic Bluegrass set up with Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, & Charles Muench all crowding around a single mic providing beautiful harmonies to whoever happens to be taking lead on a particular song.
Instruments and lead vocals are swapped around every song proving what a talented trio these guys are. A differing mix of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and upright bass providing a musical equivalent of Twister in each song with the instruments intertwining and blending into a single coherent sound. Props especially to Oliver Craven for some great steel work and solos throughout the set.
The in between song banter was funny and understated, especially from the deadpan Muench and certainly appealed to the British sense of humour
Highlights for me were two tracks from the new album ‘Shining in the Distance’ and the upbeat ‘Sabrina’. Curfew comes around too soon and there’s no time for one more. (Ed’s note come on at 9 next time :-)
Another great night at Bush Hall which is one of my favourite London venues.
Keep on country rockin y’all