Sounds Like: Carter Family, Gillian Welch
Bio: Scorch-folk: Appalachian trad, original songs with old souls, and a fiery intensity that marries gospel and blues to their punk-rock cousins. Part power-folk, part vintage valentine, it swings with mad harmonies, Maybelle-Carter-style picking, yodeling, scat, upright bass and an archtop-guitar rh...See Full Bio
"'Authenticity' is a word bandied about carelessly in music criticism, often to convey contemporary music that sounds older and is unfettered by modern measures like sales or downloads. But Hogan and Moss present an authentic music, not because of the songs' ages, or how they dress or the instruments they use. Theirs is authentic because of an earnest belief that a song is a timeless narrative device. musical stories that span nearly a century. Little themes arise here and there, but the big two are love and death, which lend themselves to the duo's two primary modes: the bleak minor key 'scorch folk,' in which they belt out tunes about dying, and the ballads, which balance the mix lest it tiptoe toward the void."