On the whole, this record feels like an intimate conversation with a friend: a bit of wishing, shared hope and sadness, with wisdom and truth hidden in the winks and metaphors. Recommended for all fans of American acoustic and old-time music
-Stephen Davis, Portland Oregon
Shupe demonstrates her ability to collaborate with this batch of multi-dimensional songs and hone in on the beauty and complexity of Americana, folk and bluegrass.
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Shupe’s vision for the band is an exercise in creativity; a place where her songwriting can be manifest into a musical moment listeners carry forward. “The unique challenge of bringing a song to an audience as honestly as possible through any performance scenario is something that drives me,” Shupe says. “It’s hard, so it doesn’t always feel great, but I always want to try again.” And it shows in her triple threat octave mandolin, claw hammer banjo, and guitar solo shows and her high energy band performances, bringing an amalgamation of the bluegrass she grew up on to elements of folk, Country, rock, and old-time, creating a new flavor of Americana planted firmly in roots music, with subtle pop sensibility and a whole lot of soul.
Produced by Tara Shupe
Aaron Youngberg, Erin Youngberg, Ryan Drickey, Alan Cooke, Mike Robinson, Bart Olson, Ryan Shupe, Eli West, Melissa Collins, Tim Neu, Clark Johnson, and Megan Simper.
Posted April 5, 2018 in Local Music Reviews, Issue 352 – April 2018
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