It has long been a way to hone your craft and pay some dues – busking. It’s like a free rehearsal room and you might catch a coin (though all ears can listen for free). Not that busking always makes for a great band, but in the case of Damn Tall Buildings it seems to have worked out ok. The bluegrass band bring a fresh modern folk sound to their music – maybe that’s in part due to the contrasting vocals of Max Capistran and Sasha Dubyk that play off Avery Ballotta’s fiddle and Jordan Alleman’s banjo. The again, maybe it’s getting Dan Cardinal – who has worked with Darlingside and Josh Ritter to produce your album (‘Don’t Look Down‘). Whatever it is – it works.
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?