Sounds Like: Carter Family, Dock Boggs
Bio: Scorch folk: Original songs with old souls, the Carter Family canon, Appalachian trad, Delta soul, Gypsy swing and gospel blues, delivered with passion, speed and drive. Part folk-punk, part 1930s vintage valentine, it snaps with mad harmonies, Mother Maybelle-style picking, yodeling, scat, uprig...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."