the misty mountain string band is from kentucky, which is appropriate, because their latest album, 'brownsboro' is an assured collection of classic appalachian music that rolls and tumbles like a clear mountain stream in the smokey mountains.
all the usual suspects are there: fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, and high, tight harmonies. good stuff. the boys of the misty mountain string band really win points with me by wrapping up the album with a cover of the john hartford classic 'steam powered aero plane'. extended solos through out the record reveal that the chops of this band are very strong, growing from jazz roots.
get the album right here.