The Farm Hands - Dig In The Dirt

Published Saturday 23rd July 2016
The Farm Hands - Dig In The Dirt
The Farm Hands - Dig In The Dirt

STYLE: Country
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 161411-23923
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

This is down home bluegrass gospel from a band based in Nashville. We begin with the lively title track opener where the lead vocals put me in mind of a group from 20 years ago, The New Tradition. "This Time's For The Lord" sounds similar to the sort of tune they were doing all those years ago. Throughout the album there is a relaxed down home feel to the music with plenty of variety including an instrumental "Rezo Ride" featuring lead banjo though not the kind of frenetic playing often associated with bluegrass such as the Flatt & Scruggs classic "Foggy Mountain Banjo". Also featured here are some strong contributions from mandolin and fiddle. Altogether a fine album containing a variety of musical approaches.

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