I love this band. I heard a sort of bluegrass/jug band/God-knows-what-else version the Drops did of that song, Hit 'Em Up Style, a few months ago and was so taken by their improvements on Blu Cantrell's tune that I decided to hear what the band sounded like when they played more traditional songs. I wasn't disappointed. We're talking a seriously talented trio of individuals here, as can be seen in the following:
Fiddle, jug, and clawhammer banjo = awesome, at least when it's done right. Add a kazoo into the mix, as in the next video, and you've got a bona fide sensation on your hands. Impossible not to smile watching this version of Memphis Shakedown:
I was afraid Rhiannon was going to keel over towards the end, but that's half the fun, isn't it? I wish these three would come to London, which will probably happen sooner or later, but in the meantime I'll content myself with spreading the word a bit. The band will be in Michigan, Tennessee, and North Carolina over the next few weeks, so if you're lucky enough to live in any of those three states, I'd advise hastening to a ticket window or whatever and slapping down some currency. You can thank me later.