The O’s “Honeycomb” (Smith Music Group, 2016)

1455042856_the-os-honeycomb-2016-flacOMG! A new LP from The O’s! The O’s specialise in up-tempo toe-tappers driven by banjo and guitar that are simply irresistible. Naturally, being good boys from Dallas, Texas, Taylor Young and John Pedigo are the epitome of clean-living gentlemen and mind their p’s and q’s on this new platter, produced by their chum, Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith. The O’s are the sort of young men mothers love and their daughters will want to be their BFF’s. Continue reading “The O’s “Honeycomb” (Smith Music Group, 2016)”

The Bills “Trail of Tales” (Borealis, 2016)

the-bills-trail-of-tales-cd-artworkFive days before his death from typhoid fever and the final tertiary stage of syphilis in November 1828, Franz Schubert requested that a friend, Karl Holz, bring his string quartet to his deathbed and play for him Beethoven’s sublime String Quartet in C Sharp Major Op. 131. This divine sound was the last music Schubert ever heard, and he was reputed to have said: ‘Now, I can die happy,’ before he drifted into unconsciousness and death. Canadian ensemble The Bills have a distinctive chamber music sound infused with their frontier roots music. Continue reading “The Bills “Trail of Tales” (Borealis, 2016)”