Twisted Pine opts for "Right Now"
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
– - Twisted Pine, once a straightforward, Boston-based bluegrass act, will expand its musical horizons with more of a string band sound on their new album, "Right Now," coming Aug. 14.
The first single is "Don't Come Over Tonight."
"You could call it, 'neo-folk indie soul avant jazz jam grass-icana' but that doesn't quite roll off the tongue," said Twisted Pine bassist Chris Sartori.
The group also includes Dan Bui on mandolin, Kathleen Parks vocals and flutist Anh Phung.
The 10-song set is diverse with "Amadeus Party" a bluegrass meets James Brown sound. The group also covers Father John Misty.
"The music is easier to feel than it is to describe," Sartori said. "Genre is a construct anyways right?"
The track list is:
Well, You Can Do It Without Me
Come Along Jody
Don't Come Over Tonight
Fogo de Chow
Tomorrow the Sun Will Rise
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