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Walnut Valley Occasional: review

The Gallier Brothers – Craft of Kin

Winfield review reprinted from the Walnut Valley Occasional, September, 2002By Wanyne Steadham II
This collection of instrumental acoustic music is a cerebral trip to Appalachia. These guys include dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle and hand drums to evoke music like an acoustic Moody Blues recording sans the synthesizer. The Gallier Brothers along with David Wilson have accomplished what few new musical acts of this genre only wish they could. Les and Gary Gallier give us a “new” sound. Not somber or boring but lively and bold is the course with this CD. The deeply layered acoustic music is fantastic and a welcome relief showing this music in a rich wonderful setting.

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