“Power of County steers a Spartan, hell-for-leather, old-time pick-a-thon beyond irony and pretense. With acoustic guitars, Matthew Stark’s handmade banjo, and the occasional female vocalist, the County boys wed garage-band ferocity to a true backwoods authenticity.” That’s what they had to say in the MusicFest Northwest review, and I can’t say I disagree…
After listening to their newest CD Dirty Western, I would say the name fits the title. To me it sounded like a good ole’ gritty, wholehearted jam session where everybody and their brother (or sister) jumped in with their weapon of choice.
“It’s kind of a funny phenomenon,” says guitarist and lead vocalist D. Rives Curtright of the band’s open appeal. “I’m not discounting new rock bands, but sometimes people look for something different. Everybody, sometimes, wants to go backwards.”
C’mon…. Give em a try! You know you want to!!!
Power of County is:
D. RIVES CURTRIGHT - Vocals, Guitars.
MATTHEW STARK - Vocals, Guitars, Banjo.
JOE SANDERS - Drums.
JAY JOHNSON- Bass.
ERIK CLAMPITT - Pedal Steel, Harmonica.
DAN BALDWIN - washboard, backup vocals.
THAD STARK - piano.
SEAN BURKE - fiddle, mandolin, banjo.