Album Review of

Label: Mountain Fever

Genres: Bluegrass

Styles: Contemporary Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass

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Written by Joe Ross
June 5, 2019 - 4:41pm EDT
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Guitarist/vocalist Cody Farrar writes and delivers impressionist songs with plenty of spark. Opening with “Heart of My Love,” Cody delivers each lyric with convincing emotion and feeling. Farrar is an intense singer, and “Lazarus Bell” is a good demonstration of his power. His intensity also comes through strong and clear on a mid-paced ballad like “Bluest Eyes in Texas.” Alecia Nugent appears as a special guest vocalist on “Do Your Worst.”  The rest of Breaking Grass attach themselves to the groove as they give us blistering instrumental breaks and intense vocal harmonies.  Bassist Britt Sheffield and mandolinist Zach Wooten provide the lead vocals on “The Truth” and “Strong,” respectively. Their lead vocals are evocative too but have a softer edge. An amazing and youthful band, Breaking Grass encompasses everything that today’s progressive bluegrass music is all about as they break down barriers and establish a signature sound with a country edge. Their energy is contagious, and their musicianship is exciting. This is some of the freshest sounding contemporary bluegrass I’ve heard in quite some time.  (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)