The Shovel Vs The Howling Bones
The album contrasts between strong accoustic to blues rock. A grass roots sound shines through with mandolin and guitar which get roughed up by harmonica, old guitar pick-ups, trash cans and even birdfeeders. A more soothing side sneaks on through in places with an old rag sounding Clementine which skips along like a gravelly Mississippi John Hurt.
The sentiment is buried in blues, gospel and soul, steady and solid ingredients that helped make likes of Led Zeppelin and Mavis Staples. It strides between several genres that make it hard to pin down but it has all the feel of an early rock classic, it’s not contrived and a great listen! Sit back and turn the volume up!
Part of a Folk Radio UK review by Alex.
Good Web Site - http://www.lincolndurham.com/
In Session on Paul Jones Radio 2 on Monday 15/10/12