tough old bird
is a folk duo that features something i'm always excited to hear, which is siblings singing together. the brothers in tough old bird
perform minimalist, thoughtful folk music inspired by the appalachian tradition, joining their voices in honey-like harmonies the way only siblings, like the carters, the everlys, the louvins and so on can, on original tunes and folk standards, including two of my all time favorites, 'i wish i was a mole in the ground
' and 'st. james infirmary
the fact that one of them uses an electric guitar, with a round hollow body type tone, combined with the recording location of their newest album 'the barn sessions
' (i'll give you three guesses), gives the whole thing an incredibly warm and full feeling.
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