Armed with a bevy of acoustic instruments from guitar and upright bass to banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and accordion, Coyote Grace’s Joe Stevens, Ingrid Elizabeth and Michael Connolly fill theater, club, and festival stages with a wash of sound seemingly far too expansive for three musicians, mixing bluegrass and blues, soul and Southern twang into a unique sound that hovers just beyond the edge of ‘familiar.
This is obviously a musical democracy with all sharing the vast array of instruments and vocal duties. Ingrid seems to handle percussion and Michael pitches in with hammond on a few tracks but neither of these overpower the mostly lead vocals or the tasteful harmonies and classy instrumentation. The longest track at 5.21 is powerful bass driven and vocal piece that showcases the talents of Ingrid on both. This is followed by the album finisher and title track a very strong and eminently listenable mainly mandolin insrumental that draws you in and insists that you return to track 1 and start the process all over again.