The Coloradas play modern-day bluegrass and their self-titled debut is a somber
set of songs masterfully played in the great tradition of mountain music. The songs tackle life, love, drinking, and a
bit of religion and are masterfully played.
There seems to be a bluegrass and string band revival with bands like
Old Man Markley, The Fucking Buckaroos, and Carolina Chocolate Drops adding new
voices to traditional music. The
Coloradas is squarely in this mix, though probably more in line with what Carolina
Chocolate Drops is doing than Old Man Markley (in that OMM plays bluegrass with
punk flare, both CCD and The Coloradas are just straight up string/bluegrass
bands). The Coloadas is a must record for any fans of bluegrass or
traditional string music. Montville, Maine
Thanks to ninebullets.net for the find.