“The pop sensibility of Fleetwood Mac while retaining a woody, organic feel” Maverick magazine writer, Paul Kerr
“Front Country’s willingness to stretch the bluegrass boundary while maintaining the acoustic integrity of the music will solidify them as one of the top new bands on the acoustic / bluegrass scene. This record can be devoured not only by Bluegrass music fans but also by the larger world of music lovers. Expect great things from this talented group of musicians!” Woody Platt, Steep Canyon Rangers
When Bob Harris played tracks Front Country’s new album on BBC Radio 2, he told listeners they were “currently the biggest band on the bluegrass scene in America”…and he was right.
Coming out of the California Bay area’s red-hot roots music scene, Front Country first made waves with rarely accomplished double band competition wins at both the Telluride and Rockygrass music festivals – possibly the most prestigious get-togethers for the genre in the USA.
But, the band would be the first in line to concede that they are more – much more – than a died-in-the-wool bluegrass band.
That’s a matter that has been widely discussed by reviewers as they tried to convey what it is about them that is so darned enjoyable – and different from all the also-rans.
They’ve been praised for their ability to choose songs to cover that suit them perfectly; they’ve been praised for their individual virtuoso performances; they’ve been praised for the high quality of their vocal harmonies, and they’ve won even more for the standard of the self-penned material.