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“ Band profile by Paul Liberatore Marin Independant Journal Aug. 20, 2010 WestMarinicana. That's not the name of a new genre in pop music - yet. But that's the way a growing cult of fans has been describing the sophisticated, back porch music of This Old Earthquake, an acoustic trio from Bolinas that has just released an inspired debut album, "Portuguese Murder Ballads." Dennis McNally, the Grateful Dead historian and author, turned me on to them, saying in a note that accompanied their CD: "As I suspect you know or can guess, my musical tastes don't run to 'alt.'" Most of what I listen to was recorded at least 50 years ago or more, but I ran into this CD and was seriously impressed. It's spare, dark, elegant and contemporary." Yes, it is. And then some. I was as enthused as Dennis after listening to the album's nine original songs, tunes reminiscent of Chris Whitley and Bon Iver, Gillian Welch and Iron and Wine. To read more refer to link...”

Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal