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A Yellow Field – On A Boat
Get ready for a soul cleansing journey from an indie-grass folk quartet out of Waterloo, Ontario Canada called A Yellow Field. A Yellow Field has a light hearted and honest view about nature and the trials and tribulations of everyday life. The whimsical journey begins with the quartet’s latest CD On a Boat, which was released on March 10, 2012 featuring eleven heartwarming tracks that tell tales about nature and romance.
A lesson in nature begins with the first track “The Ocean.” This track has a rich bluegrass sound with a banjo “fluttering” throughout along with soulful vocals which bring out the upbeat tone of the track. This track is a peaceful tale about a person having a great time sailing on the ocean and enjoying the tranquility of nature.
Next, the happiness rolls on with the third track “Eureka.” This track has a joyous tone throughout with its rich bluegrass sound with a “fluttering” banjo and melodic guitar riffs, along with soulful vocal harmonies which bring out the carefree attitude of the track. This track is a peaceful tale about a person being happy with their life both personally and professionally.
Meanwhile, romance is blossoming in the fourth track “To the Rescue.” This track has more of a light hearted folk sound with a “fluttering” banjo and soulful spoken word vocals. This track is a heartwarming tale a man who has fallen in love with a beautiful woman. The man wants to be with his “dream girl” forever and show her a good time.
Finally, the soul cleansing journey ends in heartache with the sixth track “What Used to Be You.” This track also has a light hearted folk sound with a “fluttering’ banjo and soulful vocal harmonies, along with obnoxious “foot stomping” which brings out the resentment in the track. This track is an angry tale about a man who his tired of his girlfriend’s nasty attitude. The man’s girlfriend is no longer the kind and beautiful woman that he fell in love with.
A Yellow Field is a fantastic indie-grass folk quartet that sings and plays their music with brutal honesty and superb musicianship. A Yellow Field will bring folk and bluegrass back onto the mainstream music scene. This will open the ears of younger music fans.
Rating: 5/5 Stars!
Album Name: On a Boat
Date Released: March, 2012
Genres: Indiegrass, folk, bluegrass
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Band Members: Dave Pike (ukulele, banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Neil Kostecki (banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, kazoo, vocals), Sara Rose Hebert (percussion, ukulele, vocals), Joey Bell (string bass, vocals)
About Leslie SnyderI am 37 years old and have been a music journalist since 2008. Graduated from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware in 2005 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies.
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