Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Album Review: Runaway Dorothy - The Wait

I shouldn't be surprised anymore how many Old Time String or Americana bands keep pooping out of Brooklyn, but I still am. The latest is Runaway Dorothy, a quartet fronted by Dave Parnell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), and including his younger brother Brett “Bert” Parnell (electric guitar), Sam “The Reverend” Gallo (bass), and Evan Mitchell (drums). Interestingly, the band formed a cohesive unit by performing live on NYC subway platforms. That cohesion is on display in their latest release, The Wait. Just listen to Ballad Of A Dead Man or Blue Kentucky Rain. A pretty tight unit. Caroline is another good one as is Come Down. If you are in the DC area, the band is playing this Friday night at Hill Country BBQ. Pair with Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewery. Cheers.

No comments: