Stray Grass is a Colorado trio with their musical feet planted somewhere between folk and bluegrass, as influences of Hot Rize and New Grass Revival creep into their repertoire.
The trio is Gary Tullio on mandolin and vocals, Guy Stephens on guitar and vocals, and Pete Langford on bass. The instrument arrangements are subtly placed with the mandolin and guitar complementing each other, the bass providing a solid bottom, and Tullio’s and Stephens’ harmonies blending well together throughout.
Tullio contributes four originals to the project, while other selections include Tim O’Brien’s “The Church Steeple (High On A Hillside),” Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” Pat Flynn’s “In The Middle Of The Night,” and Robbie Fulks’ “Where There’s A Road.” Some overdubbing allows Stephens’ guitar breaks to come though. This is a really nice project, well produced and cleanly recorded. The packaging is a simple two-page cardboard sleeve, unfortunately without much biographical information. (www.straygrass.com)BF