Cadillac Sky - Letters In The Deep

CADILLAC SKY
LETTERS IN THE DEEP
Dualtone Records
803020150720

This is not your mama’s bluegrass. In fact, I think it’s safe to say Cadillac Sky left behind most of the sounds of bluegrass for their third full-length CD, Letters In The Deep. The 17-cut disc is a compilation of creative, original sounds that swing across the music continuum. Most tracks were penned by bandmembers David “Mayhem” Mayfield (guitar), Matt Menefee (banjo), “ThrillaFiddla” Ross Holmes (fiddle), and Andy “Panda” Moritz (bass).

Trying to find the best words to describe this CD is as difficult as relaying the beauty of a wonderful work of art. Producer Dan Auerbach of the rock group, the Black Keys, captured the band’s latest boundary-busting musical explorations with a handsoff approach. A personal thumbs up for the cuts: “Hangman,” “Break My Heart Again,” and “Bathsheeba.” You won’t have to search through many of the tracks to find several that will fit your fancy. (Dualtone Music Group, Inc., 203 N. 11th St., Ste. B, Nashville, TN 37206, www.dualtone.com.) BC