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Southeast Engine: Canary
Buy! - (Misra)
This Athens, Ohio band’s 5th full-length is a remarkable concept album about an Appalachian family living during the midst of the Great Depression in the small Southeast Ohio mining town of Canaanville (which is now almost a ghost town). Echoes of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Band, Okkervil River and even Titus Andronicus can be heard in the band’s raw, soulful blend of fuzzy rock guitars, saloon piano, soaring horns, fiddle, banjo, organ and more on expansive songs about hard times ranging from rousing, epic folk-pop to rustic folk ballads. 3/11/2011 - Don Yates