by Linda Ray
This band of three brothers and three others seems to have sprung fully formed from their own record collections in little more than a year.
They freely admit a debt to Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac and Wilco, the latter an influence that would be hard to discern on its own. The music seems more influenced, perhaps, by Wilco's milieu in the mid-to-late nineties, a sonic era rife with acoustic guitars, banjos, pedal steel guitars and a quest for "authenticity," before the concept took on a hipster connotation and the word itself needed the cover of quotation marks.
Here's a sample; photos from the Congress show are after the jump.