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Pinebox Serenade - Pinebox Serenade (2006) mp3 Guitarist Chris Welch and mandolin player Patrick Newkirk started Pinebox Serenade as an acoustic three-piece group with bluegrass leanings, playing their first shows in early 2004. Since then, the group has become one of Denton's larger groups, weighing in with seven members who each add a layer to the bands brand of dark acoustic folk. The 11 songs on the disc reveal a band that plays rock clubs but is distinguished by elements of country, Newkirks mandolin plucking, Holly Mannings lively fiddling, even Welchs gravelly voice, which is a Johnny Cash kind of low. Welch handles vocal duties on most of the songs, like the mournful, Lost Pines. Newkirk handles a few numbers, including, Gravedigger's Blues, with its dark lyrics but sprightly music. In fact, that kind of contrast runs throughout the album, as in, Streets of Righteousness, in which Welch sings about being shunned from the streets mentioned in the title - the lyrics are dark, but the music rollicks in a minor key, buoyed by fiddle, cello and snappy snare drumming. Even the album cover, by Art Prostitutes Brian Gibb, is a lesson in contrasts. The cartoon-like art features a boy dragging a toy duck behind him, eyebrows cocked anxiously. When you flip the CD over, that's when you see that the boy's walking behind a turtle, a bear, an elephant, a giraffe and other animal playthings carrying a coffin. Pinebox Serenade includes a few players better known for their turns in the Deton rock scene, not country. Wally Campbell, whos also in Hand of Onan, plays bass and pitches in with some vocals. Chris Ott, whos played bass for heavier bands like Phalanx and Clutch Cargo, handles cello and slide guitar. And the bands usual drummer is Colin Carter - when hes not out pounding the skins for Hogpig. The bands most recent addition is Nick Foreman, on banjo, accordion, saw, trumpet or whatever else gets thrown at him. The album was recorded and produced by Brent Best at his home studio.
|01 - Lost Pines.mp3||8.552 MB|
|02 - Streets Of Righteousness.mp3||5.341 MB|
|03 - Snow, OK.mp3||5.154 MB|