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Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Country, Folk/Folkrock, Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Trikont | Autor: AT

John and Alan Lomax have probably rendered the greatest merit to American folkloric music, mainly in the forties, by traveling through the countries and recording regional styles. This sampler does something similar: it introduces bands and musicians who, against the increasing commercialisation and the accompanying standard mush, once again present handmade music that ties in with the old times without copying them. Here, new terrain is marked out with songs that offer a glimpse of the contemporary USA. Singer-songwriters by Tom Vanden Avond, country folk with Anchor's The Way, gospel (Willy Tea Taylor), blues with a pinch of punk (Reverend Deadeye), racy hillbilly (Jayke Orvis And The Broken Band) or simple but melodious country rock (The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit) stand for the impressive range of different contemporary trends that have hardly been noticed in Europe so far. The 24-page booklet contains detailed and highly interesting liner notes as well as atmospheric photos of some of the protagonists.

Top track: Henry, O My Henry

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