Pretty Little Goat (from the album Big storm available on Love is Love Island Ford Productions) (by Bryant Liggett)
It’s all about tradition. Old time and Roots music should sound just that, old and rootsy, and Pretty Little Goat respect that tradition. A 2022 band pushing out a sound unidentifiable by time. Their latest in Big Storm hits on everything that would get filed under ‘old-time’ while also dropping a cut or two ripe for modern-roots music.
“Fishers Hornpipe” is a jig-ready reel, where the fiddle is solid in the drivers seat bucking over a bouncy rhythm, while a cut like “Big Storm”, with its plugged-in steel has an alternative country chug and a clawhammer rhythm delivered as a proper partnership.
“30 Mile Run”, with its percussive breaks is a fun hoe-down score, “Undone in Sorrow” lives right in the middle of Celtic and Bluegrass ballad, and “Running on the Beach” is an instrumental cut that’s ready for the new-grass crowd.
Beats per minute is a reason why Rock fans that follow bands unafraid to musically experiment eventually come around to the Bluegrass. “Home with the Cider” is one of those selling points, and upbeat cut with high gear tempos.
Big Storm is a record with sounds both old and new; new as Pretty Little Goat are a 2022 festival ready band giving a history lesson for new, old-time fans, old as their lo-fi sound gives a look-back-in-time nod to the front-porch pick. (by Bryant Liggett)
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