Think of: The Carter Family for the millennial generation. Old Crow Medicine Show meets Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros meets Flatt & Scruggs meets Nickel Creek, with a dash of Avett Brothers and a sprinkle of Johnny Cash. The band coined the term “guerrilla roots” to describe its sound, which draws on early-20th-century Americana/bluegrass music, “repurposed for a modern audience.”
Even if bluegrass isn’t normally your cup of tea, you can’t help but be amazed by the way this band plays. And who knows? Maybe this could be the bluegrass album to win you over
...sounds not like something from the heart of the city but something from deep in the heartland
The band was made up of four quintessential roots instruments: the banjo, double bass, acoustic guitar, and fiddle. The familiar sounds melded together in a way most would recognize, but in a way few would admit to enjoy. DTB were the exception...The technical skills of each performer were unmistakable. The fiery banjo sped through melodic and intricate solos, the double bass pounded incessantly and unwaveringly, the guitar barked sloppily but passionately, and the fiddle percussed and sang with keen timing...DTB celebrated themes of rural, poor America with sharp musicianship, creativity, and humor.
...a driving, yet lighthearted, meditation on tough times and loss