Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/13/17

The Infamous Stringdusters–The Laws Of Gravity

The Grammy-nominated bluegrass powerhouse is back with The Laws Of Gravity, and this one is an absolute jaw-dropper. Over the course of 13 mesmerizing tunes that put their kickstands down firmly on the bluegrass-y landscape, the band manages to push the limits of what string band music can be; with everything from down-home multi-layered harmonies stretched across rapidly furious finger-picking, connected to countrified storytelling twangers, tethered to hoe-down worthy jam band fodder, it’s infamously extraordinary (see what we did there).

Moonsville Collective–Moonsville I

Our favorite purveyors of “California Goodtime“are on a unique mission–Moonsville Collective plans to unleash four EPs over the course of 2017. First up, the aptly-titled Moonsville I; comprised of  five songs that evoke the musical spirits of bands like The Grateful Dead and The Band combined with their signature Southern California hootenanny-style picking, Moonsville Collective is embracing all of their influences, and holding nothing back.

Blackie And The Rodeo Kings–Kings And Kings

Veteran Canadian alt-country supergroup Blackie And The Rodeo Kings have released Kings And Kings, the companion to their 2011 collaborative album Kings And Queens. Featuring guest appearances from a genre-crossing all-star roster of artists which includes everyone from Americana icons Buddy Miller and Jason Isbell, country fixtures like Vince Gill and Eric Church, to contemporary blues men like Keb Mo and Fantastic Negrito, this multifaceted gem has a flavor for every palate.

Susan Hubbard

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