Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Old School Freight Train "Six Years" (2009)
OSFT are a contemporary progressive bluegrass band. I think of their music as "third stream" bluegrass, influenced more by classical and contemporary indie rock than the blues or folk tradition. Similar in that regard to the Punch Brothers, etc etc...
The sonics of "Six Years" are absolutely stunning. Of course with David Grisman doing the production work, that is to be expected.
Unfortunately, there's not a lot here that I can really sink my teeth into. The technical abilities are strong, but none of it seems to move me.