The fantastic American Primitive guitar man Jack Rose has teamed up with one of the best old time/fiddle/string bands around The Black Twig Pickers! Their new self-titled album is out now on Klang records ($20 if you wanna know what it'll cost ya). Jack's solo guitar records have been slay'n ears for quite awhile. Add the Black Twigs sound to his brand of guitar pick and you've got some HOT tunes to melt your butter with. The Black Twigs bring some clawhammer fretless banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and some fantastic washboard & other percussian sounds like fiddlesticks to the mix and not to mention for the first time I believe vocals on a Jack Rose records. I was lucky enough to catch the Jack/Black set at Terrastock and in my opinion it was one of the highlights of the entire festival. Which at the time of the festival the Dr. Ragtime and Pals had just been reissued which was a Jack Rose Lp w/ some guest spot by the Black Twigs. The new album is the blossoms of the seeds planted on Dr. Ragtime Lp. So do yourself a favour if you enjoy sittin on the porch sippin beer or bourbon and enjoying some good tunes than this is what you need.
-- John, American Primitive