The Kudzoo Brothers - Time Around Again

Time Around Again

The Kudzoo Brothers

Kudzoo Brothers
PO Box 881
Breckenridge, CO 80424

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Allen Price
(al@squirrelheads.com)

Hailing from Colorado, the Kudzoo Brothers are a fun loving group of acoustic musicians who play a unique blend of many different styles of acoustic music. There is a touch of bluegrass, some old time-style string music, a little blues, some folk, even a little rock and roll. It all rolls up into what the group calls "home grown plunkin' music."

The Kudzoo Brothers are serious musicians work as a true ensemble. With banjo, guitars, mandolin, harmonica, electric and stand up bass and vocals, they offer us a glimpse of their acoustic musical world. Their music has a sense of camaraderie and joy. Rather than allowing themselves to be pigeonholed into a genre, they play what they like. And the results are impressive.

Stephen Kearley and Bill Sneed either wrote or co-wrote each of the tunes on the album, and also share lead vocal duties. Sneed's Combustible Man features some fine harmonica work by Kearley. Of all the tunes on this album, my favorite is Shoo Fly, with Sneed's banjo simulating the action of the buzzing, persistent fly, and more harmonica work from Kearley.

Though they live hundreds of miles away, you get the impression you know these guys. Their music is fun and inviting. There's a party going on, and we're all invited.

Selections

  • Too Much Is Enough (Kearley)
  • Home Grown Plunkin (Kearley and Sneed)
  • Combustible Man (Sneed)
  • Not For The Money (Kearley)
  • Wherever You Are Tonight (Kearley)
  • Shoo Fly (Sneed)
  • Naked (Sneed)
  • Feet Have Turned to Steel (Kearley)
  • Yeah (Kearley and Sneed)
  • One Pair of Shoes (Kearley and Sneed)

Edited by David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

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