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Low Water Bridge Band (from the album Back to the Valley available as a self-release) (by Bryant Liggett)
On paper, Virginia’s Low Water Bridge Band should be defined as a Bluegrass and Southern Rock band. That’s fitting. They certainly take a trip outside the box on their latest release Back to the Valley. Yes, this is Americana as the term being a catch all just as ‘alternative to the norm’ as in decades past.
For Low Water Bridge Band, the sound is Southern Rock from the first note. Album opener, “Siren of the Shenandoah”, is a dark tale where the narrator is pushing a body into a river, the early part of the narrative coming over sparse instrumentation, ultimately building into jam territory where keys give way to exploring guitar over a banjo melody. Low Water Bridge Band drop a two-stepping honky-tonk number that kicks off with that Classic Country fiddle intro in “600 Reasons” but that outside the box mention becomes clear in “Whiskey Dark” and “Hope It’s You”. Strip away the Country instrumentation in both cuts and you’ll hear a solid blast of old school, Soul laden R&B. It’s all Americana.
There’s CSNY harmonies heard withing “Clarke County Clay” and “Place on a Hill” is a cut that’s both slow and playful, also loaded with those harmonies. Then things get Funky as “Dear Lord” is a praying request that makes its please over Rootsy Country Funk. Low Water Bridge Band proves that twang and soul aren’t that far apart. (by Bryant Liggett)
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