The Brothers Blue
Sometimes when writing a review for one album or another, I catch myself evaluating the whole genre that band falls under. This happens usually when the band shines particularly bright or quintessential. So here we go with Buffalo-based bluegrass trio, The Brothers Blue, and its impressive new album, "Ghost Town." Now friends, this here is a well-honed, fine-tuned record that expertly cuts a piece out of the bluegrass lexicon with its stark instrumentation and lush — plaintive at times — vocals.
Each member is versed on an arsenal of instruments, but as some bluegrassers do, The Brothers Blue don't show off or over play. The band doesn't outshine the song with pyrotechnics; it makes you want to dance, but not to the point of nausea on the dance floor. Clearly, all three members are more than capable of a period correct effervescence and dexterity. Lyrically, Ghost Town is rooted in the region, adding to the appeal. Dig it ... and the whole genre if you're so inclined.