Monday, November 4, 2013

Album Review: Grace and Tony - November

This past Saturday I was invited to my local music joint Jammin' Java to hear husband and wife duo Grace & Tony as they opened for Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops). The bio for Grace Shultz and Tony White suggests Punkgrass (She played bluegrass. He played punk..) to describe their music, but I think that undersells their wide repertoire of sound - gospel, bluegrass, folk, even Spanish styled guitar. That's how they started out the evening and unfortunately after a few songs they had to close out their set because of extremely tight time constraints.

Thus I revisited their upcoming CD November, that's due for a November 12th release. With the opening track Hey Grace, Hey Tony, you first notice the vocal harmonies, complete balance between sweet and earthy.  The title track and The Chamleon are my favorite songs, both interesting with plenty of finger picking, harmonies, and in the later, a surprise gospel styled sing-a-long.  Grassephomy and La Camera are other cool tracks - listen to the end.  Paired with DC Brau The Public™.

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