CD Review – Trout Steak Revival “Flight”
So if you’re like me and sometimes you need some good old-time mountain music, check out Trout Steak Revival! Their latest album Flight, is now number 15 on the Folk DJ Charts and it’s a good one! The band calls Denver Colorado home and members hail mostly from Colorado and the mid-west. The band formed in 2009 after extensive close friend jam sessions during backpacking trips and backyard parties.
Band members include: Steve Foltz (Mandolin, Guitar), Will Koster (Dobro, Guitar), Casey Houlihan (Upright Bass), Travis McNamara (Banjo), Bevin Foley (Fiddle) follow in the bluegrass tradition, with each member of the band composing original tunes and adding harmonies and each one does a fine job! The band was among the Finalists at 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition and finished a respectable 3rd!
Flight is the band’s second studio album and was released in October of 2012. The album is composed of six original songs that showcase the quintet’s songwriting competence, visiting themes of love, loss, settling into a new home, and other meditations. Other tracks include nice version of Swedish singer-songwriter “The Tallest Man on Earth” (aka Kristian Matsson) song “Where Do My Bluebird Fly”, two traditional songs; “Greasy Coat” and “Darling Corey” both reworked nicely by the band!. Harry Tuft of Denver’s Folklore Society remarked:
“I’m reminded of early Grateful Dead, with a smattering of Old Crow Medicine Show thrown in. The selections range from bluegrass, to a sort of jug band swing, to some more sensitive songs – a nice variety. Look for a fine future from the young group.”
Here’s the band performing “Greasy Coat”