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Byzantine Bluegrass?

Byzantine Bluegrass? May 1, 2007

A band member of a group in Indiana — The SmallTown Heroes — sent me an MP3 of a song called “Long Road to Heaven.” I was picking through some JPEGs while listening and this pic, a shot from a Presanctified Liturgy came up. It just seemed to match as The SmallTown Heroes sang: “It’s a long way to heaven, dear Lord … It’s a hard row to hoe … And I don’t know if I’ll make it, dear Lord … But I sure won’t make it alone.”

So, I’m thinking here … a 45 record, shipped to country radio, wrapped in a Presanct.Lit.Cover …

They’ve got a unique sound, not entirely bluegrass but nice strummin’ and pickin’. Vocally: a little Springsteen, a dab o’ Nitty Gritty, some Charlie Robinson, even a grainy gravel o’ Fogerty.

Careful … it’s MySpace.

Pic couresty of Greg Quartararo.

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