Jack Rose

Jack Rose: Jack Rose and The Black Twigs

$13.74 $15.98
Product Type: CD
Artist: Jack Rose

Title: Jack Rose and The Black Twigs
Label: VHF Records

This raw and rocking 2009 collaboration between Jack Rose and the Black Twigs features some of the most swinging, hard-hitting string music waxed in many a decade. Rose's solo playing has always had a tough edge, with his prodigious technique often employed to drop right-hand bombs. His use of a thumbpick originates from years of duets with Twig Mike Gangloff, struggling to make his guitar heard over Gangloff's crashing banjo. The front line of Rose and Gangloff's strings are joined by Isak Howell's no-nonsense guitar and harmonica and Nate Bowles' variety of expert percussion. The four lock together with a sure-footedness honed by frequent touring and a singularity of intent to rock. Gangloff takes the vocals, howling out standards like "Little Sadie" firmly in the old-time tradition-without reserve.

1.1 Little Sadie
1.2 Sail Away Ladies / I Shall Not Be Moved
1.3 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
1.4 Soft Steel Piston
1.5 Some Happy Day
1.6 Ride Old Buck
1.7 Revolt
1.8 Kensington Blues
1.9 Special Rider
1.10 Bright Sunny South
1.11 Goodbye Booze

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