Band Spotlight: THE BARRELHOUSERS
From Dave Williams, LongBeachIndependent.com
The Barrelhousers are a local trio that I’d describe as ‘Folk music’ if I were forced to stick them in a bag… It’s ready for the pub, and a Pint of Guinness or three… Blessed with real multi-instrumentality (just because you have the axe, doesn’t mean you play it well, or should call yourself a ____ player—very nice pickin’ on this), the vocals have a
thick pad of bright chords to float on…. Very Nice Effort, cleanly recorded….
Grandpa At War—Pub Music, plain and simple…the instrumentation is bright, tight and spirited (Ryan Pena plays Mandolin, Snare Drum, Piccolo, Bass, Banjo, and performs Backing Vocals on this project)
Love Me Sometimes—Funky, a la The Beatles “Rubber Soul”…has a fun little bounce to it… “You have to desecrate the temple to keep it standing…” - Great lyric, and a daring vocal, with unexpected high notes.
General Sherman Blues—The Banjo is driving this one, like a hip version of a Kingston Trio song… “And, you’ll beg for mercy you never gave your fellow man..” GREAT Banjo pickin’ on this one.
See The Barrelhousers on the House of Brains stage at Zombie Walk Music & Arts Festival 2012!
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