Sunday, February 08, 2009

Jerks of Grass - Frank's Reel b/w Twin Peaks

It’s always a joy to hear folks who play well together, and this expedition into Irish flavored bluegrass is a dessert worth enjoying. Like Beethoven and Mozart the players take a short theme and play variations on it, and like modern composers they throw different titles on them instead of the old way of simply saying “variation”. These folks have a fun way of dealing with it, though. Frank’s Reel becomes Twin Peaks – the twin is close, but there’s enough of a different that they are discernibly different personalities. I couldn’t pick a favorite, so both are shouted out here as equals. They sound amazing played back-to-back, as Frank grows into his twin. Jerks of Grass