'gathering days' by chicago's charming axe is a quality collection of well curated covers (dolly parton & porter wagoner, james taylor, and winning me over, the always great 'you don't miss your water' by william bell) and thoughtful originals by the band's three core members. The album has full sound, mining the americana tradition. bluegrass-tinted harmonies and banjo, mournful accordions and organs, those classic shuffling brushes all played by what sound like some crack players. decidedly not amateur hour.
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