I recently did a show with a band from Bowling Green called the Reneaus. It was a pleasure of mine and after listening through their new album, Room for Roses a couple times I decided to write a review of it.
This album is easily catagorized in the mellow folk genre. Smooth as silk and as blue grass as the state it was made in. They aren’t trying to reinvent anytning or mix folk with some other techno dance movement. They just seemed to be concurned with making good music. And they did.
Ashley Cooper Winn sings her parts with an almost sleepy effort. And it works. Her voice has a weak quality to it cracking like any good country voice should, but never missing a note. An the band behind her does much more than just back her up. In fact you could take the vocals out and still enjoy driving down a country road listening to Steven’s chord proggressions and his brother David’s solid beats and still call it worth while.
My personal favorites on the album are Banks of the River, Logs and Specks and The Night Falls Insane. I tend to favor the dreary, sad works. But tracks like Old Front Door are plenty peppy enough to keep the album fresh and show you more than one emotion.
The entire album is currently available to listen to on their Facebook page. If you enjoy folk music that’s true to the artists who made it than you might want to give them 30 minutes of your time. And don’t be surprised if you decide to give them more when the 3