Bluegrass,  Roots Rock

New Greencards: Viridian


Lost in the shuffle (to me) this week was the release of the Greencards‘ new album. Rank Carol Young’s voice right up there with my favorite female singers (e.g. Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin). Her singing is effortless and sweet to the ears.

The new album, Viridian, is a great mix of pure American music as performed by the trio – two Aussies and a Brit – who live in Austin, Texas. The trio lay it down with a mandolin, a fiddle, and an electric bass. Yeah, bluegrass instruments, but the Greencards can’t be nailed down as a bluegrass band. They veer into a rootsy territory too. Probably a lot to do with their hometown of Austin.

The album opener shows what the Greencards are all about. A laid back feel, great vocals / harmonies, and talented musicianship. Dig it!

The Greencards: Waiting on the Night (mp3)


Check out the Greencards’ Official Site | MySpace

Related: A previous Greencards post with links to a full live show in Telluride.


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    The Greencards are one of my favorite bands and I had even forgotten that their album is released this week! Thanks for the reminder.

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