Eddie Adcock

TwoGrass

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Eddie & Martha Adcock deliver an album in the tradition of Les Paul and Mary Ford in that they rely on the multi-tracking capabilities of the recording studio to create full arrangements rather than the presence of a band. Eddie covers the banjo, lead guitar, mandolin, and bass while Martha helms the acoustic rhythm and most of the lead vocals. Both cover the harmony vocals, sometimes multi-tracked into four-part harmony, and from time to time Eddie will take over the lead vocals. The fact that the two of them are the only performers on the disc is surprising for the reason that TwoGrass actually has the confidence of instrumental interplay which typically requires a group of trustful musicians playing together to firmly achieve without sounding rigid. Overall, TwoGrass has a comfortable summer Sunday lounging-on-the-porch feel and is a nice addition to the Adcocks' convention of wonderfully honed and relaxed yet virtuosic folk and bluegrass styling.

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