Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a
healthy dose of the blues is infectious and mesmerising. And since
their inception a couple of years ago are becoming a firm favourite
with music lovers up and down the land!
"This is your grandfather's bluegrass music but NOT
his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are ?traditional' in their
approach and in RU's presentation, but the subject matter of the
lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst,
problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And
this is the crux: that's entirely different than how bluegrass music
has been ?updated' to date. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and
innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one
likes about bluegrass music."
pretty powerful words for a band who is just now releasing their
first album. The music coming from this six-piece Colorado based
ensemble, lead by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, is
memorable and provides a platform for players performing original
tunes and off-the-beaten path standards, winning fans in the process.
is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with
award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up
tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider songwriting that
has become an earmark of their style.
to Hoe' was recorded in the fall/winter months of 2014 in
Ft. Collins, Colorado. Former Rebecca Frazier/Hit and Run banjoist,
and current player for Finnders and Youngberg, Aaron Youngberg,
engineered and mixed the project consisting of thirteen tunes, eleven
singers, two instrumentals, ten originals and three covers.
members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals), Jordan Ramsey
(mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot (Banjo), Justin Hoffenberg
(fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich (upright bass), have created a sound
that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians and with an
appeal that is infectious.
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