Balsam Range (from the album Aeonic available on Mountain Home Music)
Western North Carolina is the land that grows the Bluegrass of Balsam Range. The recent winners of the International Bluegrass Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award (the band’s second time taking home the trophy), Balsam Range release a new album, Aeonic, continuing to expand on their own catalog as well as giving the genre breathing room to grow.Aeonicopens with a Bluegrass blast, Balsam Range beginning the song cycle with a tale of a woman steering towards the exit ramp of love with “The Girl Who Invented the Wheel” while somber picking and deep breaths of sonic sorrow surround “Hobo Blues” and the band play a path for heavenly happiness, making a plan to help fellow humans “Let My Life Be Light”.
String band magic is alive on Aeonic, the playing of Balsam Range comforting as the storyline sends out a wish for assistance (“Help Me to Hold On”) and determined to support times of despair (“My Cross to Bear”) while notes rush and tumble as they wait for daylight to hit the highway (“Get Me Gone”). Lead vocals are passed between band members asAeonichushes the playing to comfort that road weary words of “The Rambler” and quickens the strumming to ward off the chill in “Graveyard Blues” as Balsam Range roll along with the prairie wind blowing through “Tumbleweed Town” and exit the album on the fast-paced take on The Beatles with “If I Needed Someone”.
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