January 31, 2008

The Belleville Outfit: Wanderin'

You have six musicians and very, very little time before your first live appearance. Cram everything in two marathon practice session and hit the MerleFest stage. Sextet The Belle Outfit did exactly and stunned the audience. Their debut album hits the shelves of your trusty record store February 5. Wanderin' is a great collection of jazzy tinged Americana - imagine dipping an Over The Rhine album in a country sauce and stirring it with the bow of a fiddle.

Naming your group after a Django Reinhardt song sets the standard very high and The Belleville Outfit live up to the expectations. Wanderin' is an album full of bravado. It's the sheer joy of a sextet playing together with a tightness like they have been in a band together for years.

The Belleville Outfit: Wanderin'

The Belleville Outfit:
Rob Teter: guitar, vocals
Connor Forsyth: pianor
Jonathan Konya: drums, vocals
Jeff Brown: bass
Marshall Hood: guitar, vocals
Phoebe Hunt: violin, vocals

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