"Every single track is just bursting with good-time feel, and it’s impossible to do justice in words to the tremendous, intricate musicianship that brings new ideas to the old music. Allison’s banjo chops take her from the driven to the generously understated, and sparkle especially when in direct partnership with Bruce’s fearsome fiddling. Stash’s riffs and fills can seem a touch strange, but they fit into the ensemble really well and considering his background in punk/metal he shows himself here to be a commanding yet sensitive exponent of the guitar.. . .iin truth there’s never a dull moment, every track sparks, so you really do need to hear this music for yourself, it’s brilliant." FATEA Review of Closing the Gap - David Kidman
The next big thing for the Mountain Drifters is our upcoming tour of Scotland and England. We’ll be starting way up in Rosehall in the Highlands on May 24, and then hanging around over that weekend to play at the second Arisaig Americana Music Festival. Working our way all the way down to London with some shows and then back to western Wales for the Fire In The Mountain Festival. Hope to see you along the way! https://www.facebook.com/tours/1143861999151226/
"Closing The Gap" is a snapshot of the Mountain Drifters after a period of intense touring, of learning each other’s “isms” and instincts, and as a result slowly developing our collective “isms” and instincts as a unit. This album is MMD in our natural and instinctual state of BEING; raw, playful and free, the way the music is meant to be. The music is hopeful and optimistic and comes from the heart, and so we start the story off with this: “There’s a bright side somewhere, ain’t gonna rest until I find it,” . And we look at the world all around us, and that thought continues to resonate, The title track Allison de Groot's “Closing the Gap” feels like a race. Each note tries to catch up with the next, narrowing the gap and steadily propelling the tune from one section to the next. . .
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Our first night and a wonderful audience and theater in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Big thanks to Phil and Jeremy and everyone who came out. Feeling welcome and ready to rock!! And big thanks to Richard Mountain for the photo. . met lots of wonderful folks along the way, and out last night in London we were joined by...
John Paul Jones for some tunes and a tune on stage at Kings Place.Thanks, John! And thanks to Jonathon Cuff for the photos .
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