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The Downtown County Band is often categorized as Americana or Alt-Country. Really... this strangely familiar sound is more akin to Punk-Rock-Blues, played through a traditional bluegrass instrument arrangement – a genre category that has yet to be tagged.
It starts with 5 players. Each by their own right excellent singer-songwriters - with influences ranging from 1920’s Delta Blues, to 60's Rock N Roll, to punk rock and Bluegrass... all the way to the likes of Bob Marley and Jack Johnson – a band of influences able to play together, sing together, and blend styles into one new and original sound. Banjo, mandolin, guitar, and upright bass – surprisingly full and dynamic, with as much sonic variety as there are members of the band.
There’s really only one way to be absolutely clear…. With an open ear… You’ll have to hear it for yourself.