This is a wondeful bluegrass Cd from an almost unknown group from Cordova, Alaska. These wonderful teenagers have wowed audiences all around the Pacific Northwest. As soon as I heard of Bearfoor Bluegrass, I rushed to pick up their Cd. Every track is better then the next, and I applaud these kids for their hard work and talent which is most definetly shown in this record. Although I was severly disapointed to hear that they kicked out group member Malani O'Toole earlier this year. But this Cd will still stay in my discman for a long time to come.
WOW!!! Since the release of Only Time Knows this group has matured and deepend their wonderful sound. Their stage presence was phenomenal, and their mic usage was as good or better than some of the most seasoned veterans. I met Annalisa after their performance and said "Don't change a thing!" If you haven't yet heard of these youngsters, get the CD, sink your teeth in, and prepare to be WOW'd as I was. I've been a bluegrass fan for nigh on 20 years, and have never heard such fine and talented stuff from such young musicians. Their 3-part all-female harmonies are second-to-none. Angela's stirring vocals on a Bonnie Raitt cover blew me away, and Annalisa's soft, sultry voice made my knees weak. Mike and Jason's playing talents are not to be denied, either. Theses guys can pick! Jason would make Bill Monroe proud, and Mike plays the Flatt run like he was born to do it! DON'T MISS OUT! You'll be following instead of leading.
Bearfoot Bluegrass won the "Best New Band" contest at Telluride...they are up and comming! This CD showcases their many styles, from fast, well-played instrumentals to beautiful vocal and fiddle harmonies. My favorites are the soft, sensitive tunes such as " When you say nothing at all" and "Palm of your Hand"; the lead vocals are sweet, the harmonies are wonderful, and the mandolin playing is creative. These kids can make you cry and make you dance...as the title says, only time knows where their music will take them.
I thought this was an amazing mix of instrumental and vocal talent among these 5 young adults. There are even a few original songs on here which just goes to show you the magnitude of their abilities. We will be hearing these guys on the radio some day.They are very accomplished musicians who have a lot to give to the music community. You will absolutely love this album! There is not a bad song on it. I am eagerly waiting for the second album!
We actually met this group over the 4th of July at a campground in Colorado and was impressed with their improptu music/concert that they put on for everyone who was there. Wonderful upcoming group from Alaska!!! Looking forward to their next CD.