Album Review: Switchback’s new album “Ghosts of the River Folk”
Review of Ghosts of the River Folk
by Mary Palmer
(Former Director of Regional Programming for High Plains Public Radio and avid Switchback fan)
That is NOT Switchback…oh, wait! That IS Switchback. You won’t believe your ears when you hear the newest CD, Ghosts of the River Folk. Think Beatles/Pop/Snap infused with all the wholesome goodness Switchback brings to every project. I heard there was a Beatlesque sound to the new CD and almost tossed it aside and yet, it is Switchback so I HAD to pop it in. Yes, there was Marty and Brian without a doubt but they were somehow channeling some of the sounds from my big sister’s transistor radio through them. They have pulled the best of what Pop has ever had to offer with the clear, evocative and soul-stirring storytelling that we’ve come to expect from these kings of Indie music. Timeless tales of love and heartache woven through every song with the sharp needle of current culture. It is pure Switchback and you are going to love this latest turn they take.