Bluegrass Unlimited - Dead Man's Hollow - Angel's ShareDEAD MAN’S HOLLOW
Acoustic Americana

This sextet sings their brand of down-home gospel in fine harmonies with a folksy touch, sung with a grin and a good bit of ability. The clawhammer banjo is a nice touch but is simple in its application. The lead instruments do their jobs but won’t make anyone’s jaw drop. The real strength of this band is in their vocals. The cut, “When Jesus Wept” serves as a case in point. This a cappella cut is the strongest on the project.

Nine of the eleven cuts are originals by various members of the band. The songs reveal that they have given much thought to their music and they are developing as songwriters. The songs are on par with a lot of the contemporary Christian folk music.

The sweet female harmonies are undeniably pretty, marked by the breathy vocals that so pervade the Americana genre today. This recording will appeal to folks who love gospel music and whose taste run to the more folk side of acoustic music. (Acoustic Americana, 5746 Union Mill Rd., PMB 55, Clifton, VA 20124.) RCB