Watertower Bucket Boys: Sole Kitchen
They’ve been described as having an Old Crow Medicine Show vibe. To my ears they are bluegrass musicians who know the common ground between folk, rock, punk and even jazz. Production is by MxPX/Tumbledown front man Mike Herrera. There is a nice slightly sad emotive quality to the vocals in the best of Country music tradition.
Comprised of Cory Goldman (banjo, guitar, vocals), Kenny Feinstein (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, vocals), and Josh Rabie (fiddle, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, vocals), Portland, Oregon-based indie-bluegrass-folk act Water Tower Bucket Boys continue to tour in support of their latest full-length, Sole Kitchen, produced by MxPx‘s Mike Herrera at Herrera’s Monkey Trench Studios in Bremerton, Washington.
No Depression said of Sole Kitchen, that it has a “…harder edge than any folk album you’re likely to hear this year… they’ve adopted the intensity of rock and punk and channeled it into their songs and tunes. But they still love their roots and can’t go through a set without throwing in an old-time ballad or a bluegrass song… Their far-ranging influences enable them to see the common ground between folk, rock, punk and even jazz, and they draw from this common ground to create their unique sound.”
Sole Kitchen is Water Tower Bucket Boys’ fourth full-length, and first to be nationally released and distributed.