February 09, 2009

The Absynth Quintet: Indigo Shoes

Humboldt County, CA, is called home by The Absynth Quintet, a jam grass outfit that mixes bluegrass wiht a bit of jazz and Mexican influenced rhythms. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but stand out track Dorado's Chest has a nice story about the quest for gold - and a guest appearance by Steve Porter aka Sawdovia on musical saw.

Indigo Shoes will appeal to roots music lovers. The compositions offer plenty of room for the musicians to roam free, experiment, and see what happens. File under New Monsoon, Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon. Dancing is optional when you listen to this.

The Absynth Quintet:
Ian Davidson: banjo
Rudy Luera: upright bass
Ryan Roberts: guitar
Tofu Mike: drums
Bird Jowaisas: mandolin and Stumpfiddl

The Absynth Quintet: Indigo Shoes

Indigo Shoes is released on the band own label Sidenote Records. Buy it from CD Baby.

  1. Prelude
  2. Gadjo Train
  3. Let's Just Cuddle Tonight
  4. Little Blue Bike
  5. The Rev. Sam
  6. DCA
  7. Dorado's Chest
  8. Indigo Shoes
  9. LMNOP
  10. LiamsmaiL
  11. Majagid
Live dates:
  • 02/18 KZSC Radio Live Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 02/18 The Amnesia (w/ Gaucho), San Fransico, CA
  • 02/19 Starry Plough w/ Cyndi Harvell and John Howland Trio), Berkley, CA
  • 02/20 The Crepe Place W/ Cyndi Harvell) Santa Cruz, CA
  • 02/21 The Caspar Inn (w/ Cyndi Harvell) Fort Brag, Mendocino, CA
  • 03/06 The Lost Whale Inn, Trinidad, CA
  • 03/07 The lost Whale Inn, Trinidad, CA
  • 03/20 Arcata Theater Grand Opening, Arcata, CA

MP3: The Absynth Quintet - Let's Just Cuddle Tonight
MP3: The Absynth Quintet - Dorado's Chest

» absynthquintet.com
» myspace.com/theabsynthquintet

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