Michael Rank & Stag - Horsehair
According to the track notes for Horsehair, "“I've always written all my songs on acoustic guitar. Always - even back in my volume and tantrum days with Snatches of Pink." Well some of us miss those volume and tantrum days. But it's time we agree to move on from them because Michael Rank & Stag are creating some of the most interesting twangy rock & roll being created today. Like his past few albums, the sound is downtempo, softer and melancholy. It's largely acoustic especially in the secondary instruments. But there's plenty of twangy electric guitar The supporting band is top notch as always, and on this album Heather McEntire supports Michael Rank on harmony vocals that adds a whole new dimension to the late night ache we've come to expect from a Michael Rank album.
I'm adding "Frontier," "Husk," "Mexico," and "Horseman" to rotation.
Preview Horsehair by Michael Rank & Stag.
Michael Rank is the featured guest on episode 270.