the (hollerin') river talkers
, from columbia, south carolina, are a drum booming, floor stomping, guitar wailing blues and gospel act. they have a traditional bent, but a loud edge and a rock'n'roll attitude. their self titled debut
opens with a pounding version of the gospel standard 'wade in the water
', and i don't think i've ever heard such john bonham-esque drum approach brought to gospel music.
like the old-time greats that no doubt inspire the 'talkers, this group cannot decide between the lord's music and the devil's music and they are equally adept at playing both. they vary the instrumentation across the record too. glockenspiel and banjo can be heard in unexpected places.
name your price for it here