From the album Cabin Fever, this track is full of evocative lyrics dealing with a topic most pop songs veer away from: social collapse and the end of oil. “Gettin’ Down On The Mountain” sets the stage of these heavy words with chunky guitars, a driving beat and just enough twang to call it Corb Lund.
The Schomberg Fair are burning up the banjo on this plucker from Providence. The track is a fast-paced, high-energy gritty-stomper that just might turn the hoedown into a mosh pit.
[“Touched By Fire” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
With simple, direct lyrics to regale audiences with tales of love and text messages, “Little Poems” by Rah Rah simultaneously has boots in this century and the last, like a cowboy with a smart phone. Once again, Rah Rah gives fans a reason to cheer.
[“Little Poems” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
Old Mare offers alt county by the bushel on Radio 3 with “Cloak and Dagger”, an upbeat track featuring infectious vocals and guitars with just enough twang. Their straight forward lyrical approach is a welcome treat and the band’s sound is a perfect blend that harvests the classic crops of rock and country.
[“Cloak And Dagger” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
From Montreal comes Harvest Breed with “You Know?” a twangy rock throwback to the days of ’70s guitar sing-alongs. Off the album Everything Changes, the track has a warm inviting sound with traditional instrumental makeup, featuring earnest lyrics, steely guitars and group vocals that almost beg audiences to take part.
[“You Know?” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]