From the sodden maritime and rolling grass hills of Beaverton,Oregon comes the CD "The Unseen Sound" by the humanist country rock pioneers, RoughCuts.
Centered on a sound of secularism the band delivers tunes that allows the listener to ponder life's happiness and possible meaning with distinction.
Comprised of 3 Oregon musicians , along with a few talented local guest players,including Kris Stuart,(Moonshine Hangover, RootJack) and Marilee Hord (Cocks in the Henhouse) , RoughCuts truly is the sum of their equal parts.
Mark Shifflett takes the lead in vocals, song writing, and acoustic guitar. His wizened voice highlights a cross section of Johnny Cash and Voltaire. This is met with the musical brilliance of Nick Angelo(electric guitars) and Tim Murphy(bass,vocals) both of the group Featherstone, and SleepWalk Kid.
Together, they engineered, mixed, and arranged the musical melodies and played instruments from banjoes to glockenspiels and dulcimers to synthesizers.
With the "unseen sound" brought to light, RoughCuts intends to continue to search for the truer sound..