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5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

route44 ,

Roscoe Holcomb: an untamed sense of control

I am a fan of folk music as well as rock and non-commercial country, and this is possibly the starkest and most home-spun record I've ever bought. This album is just roscoe acompanying himself on either acoustic guitar or banjo (and occasianally unaccompanied), recorded mostly on his front porch by smithsonian folkways. He is an amazing but mostly percussive guitarist, and his vocals are unbelievably emotive, and very backwoods country. Roscoe is one of the lesser known gems of folk and bluegrass-country, and this album is deeply moving and possibly life-changing, if you are willing to venture outside the usual, and more accessible avenues of country and give it a real chance. The sound quality is pretty much perfect and the performances here are great too. Bob Dylan loved Holcomb and it is a quote from him that names the record. Similar artists are Dock Boggs, and Doc Watson. There is also an equally good set called The High Lonesome Sound available by Holcomb, but I like this one just a touch more.

Corndontgrow1966 ,

Awesome !

Love this album !! Give 10 stars!!

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