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Ventucky String Band

by Ventucky String Band

Americana tales of deals with the Devil, haunted shipwrecks, mysterious train-derailments, oil-field disasters, lush instrumentals--all with a dusty California back-drop and an eye to the past.
Genre: Folk: String Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Devil & the Modoc Line
3:30 $0.99
2. Black Oil
3:17 $0.99
3. Fraulein's Joy
4:00 $0.99
4. Awake from the Dream
5:09 $0.99
5. Wreck of the Yankee Blade
5:06 $0.99
6. The River
3:43 $0.99
7. Bug Eyed Betty
3:04 $0.99
8. Waltz for Eva
3:01 $0.99
9. Coming Back
4:14 $0.99
10. Sons of Great Men
3:02 $0.99
11. Cabin Home
3:37 $0.99
12. Cabin Home (Live 12-4-11)
3:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
Like a jukebox of old 78 records, The Ventucky String Band is reminiscent of a time when Jazz bands featured banjo, and Bluegrass music was as novel as the arrival of television.

The Band's debut Vinyl LP on Philville Records is an eerie and beautiful ride through the storied past of California--from deadly shipwrecks in the 1850's to mysterious train-derailments and deals with the Devil-- this album is as much about storytelling as it is about lush instrumentals and haunting melodies of heartbreak and redemption. With aesthetic touches of Celtic music, zydeco, bluegrass, and authentic country, this album is a sonic mixture of true Americana--a veritable melting pot of world music filtered through the dusty back-roads of American string band music.

As for the name?--Where some have tried to diminish Ventura California as “Ventucky,” this band sees their name not as a veiled jab at Bluegrass music or the city that brought them together— but instead as a tribute to the music and culture of the farmers, roustabouts, and cattlemen that helped grow the city during the early days of big-oil and agriculture in California.



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Jim Nicoll

Ventucky String Band 2012 Debut
A great listen, refreshing debut, from old time western to new grass, great original songs sung and played with taste and space, music from a bygone era, classic old time California!