Elliott BROOD (from the album Keeper available on Six-Shooter Records) (by Bryant Liggett)
Elliott BROOD is a band that will stretch out every definition of ‘Americana’. The Canadian trio will throw down back porch party melodies with banjos and mandolins. dip subtle twang and Surf guitar licks into a big vat of reverb, while lyrically hearts are on their sleeve while Elliott BROOD dig into the history books, retelling lesson with all with day-long honesty. High on emotion of all types, they’ll play the rowdy picking party while saving time to cry in your beer. their latest in Keeper is in fact, a keeper, favoring the heavy ballads while keeping the emotional energy brimmed to the lid.
Bluegrass banjo kicks off the opener in “Bird Dog,” quickly giving way to a click-clack shuffle while Mark Sasso’s gritty vocals tell a tale of chasing down outlaws.
“No Way Out” has psychedelic dreams intent on personal reflection, and “A Month of Sundays”, with its weepy pedal steel, tells of family disfunction.
“Merciless Wind” is a going-off-to-war ballad, a tale where the shy, sheepish kid leaves his love behind, while “Out Walkin’” is just as heavy on the bloodshed, where a man makes the mistake of messing with the farmer’s daughter.
Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin have a real gift of painting a heavy picture and doing so with few words. Seventeen years into band life and these songs still have you digging inward or listening on-the-edge, Elliott BROOD delivering campfire tales set to music, the audio equivalent of a non-stop page-turner. (by Bryant Liggett)
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