Album Review of
5 Miles from Town

Written by Duane Verh
December 13, 2018 - 12:00am EST
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Sifting the likes of Prince and Smokey Robinson through the fabric of traditional American string band music is a more natural sounding affair than it may seem in the hands- and particularly the fingers- of this spirited NYC-spawned ensemble.  Earthy adaptations of the afore-mentioned hitmakers’ fare- “Cream” and “Fork In The Road”, respectively- appear alongside the Willie Dixon gem “Wang Dang Doodle”, the Bonnie Raitt-popularized “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and a sprinkling of traditional jams.  Particularly potent is a culturally-updated rendition of “Another Man Done Gone”, subtitled “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”.