Yarn (from the album Lucky 13, Vol. 2 available on Ardsley Music) (by Bryant Liggett)
Yarn is a band on the edge. A genre edge, as Yarn find themselves living on the edge of Jam, the edge of Cow Punk, new Folk and Country. These are genres where Yarn circles the neighborhood, looking for that comfortable place to call home but for the band, the edge is that comfortable place as they pull a chameleon act that should offer up fans of all the aforementioned genres. Or forget the genres and revel in the fact Lucky 13 Vol. 2reveals great playing, great lyrics and an all-around great sound. “I Like It” and “Now is Our Time” open the album with on-the-quiet side ballads, reflective, and “What For” pulls on the album in with a subtle R&B groove.
“Weary” kicks in with an eighteen-second intro of a guitar churning, where the jam disguises the crying-in-your-beer ballad where the narrator is revealing he has ‘been tired and alone ever since you gave me hope’. Like the Jam Band world, the lyrics give way to a big guitar break that unlike the extended riffing, gets reeled back in to the song quickly. A click-clack, chug-a-long train track rhythm drives “All Shines Through,” and “Stranger in This Town,” where the narrator callously brags ‘all the girls they want to know me, guys just to run me out’ and “Hard Times” with its down on the luck lyrics has a great wandering groove. “Lucky Man” is big and bouncy, loaded with Country twang, as Yarn close things out with a drifting lullaby in “Dreamtown.” (by Bryant Liggett)
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