Gabriel Marowitz, PlayNetwork’s resident bluegrass nerd (and manager on our Music Services team), always enjoys sharing his favorite obscure traditional string band as album of the year. And this year is no exception. Check out his review below!
Queen City Jubilee by the Slocan Ramblers was #1 in my car’s CD player and #1 in my heart. These guys really nail what it means to play traditional folk music with a contemporary edge and youthful energy. The musicianship is standout quality, the songwriting is consistently excellent, and the vocals from Frank Evans are distinct and captivating. Plus they sound just as good live as they do on the record.
Artist: Slocan Ramblers
Track: Mighty Hard Road