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THE ALL DAY BREAKFAST STRINGBAND
The Montreal-based All Day Breakfast Stringband plays Old Time music from the Southern and Midwestern USA. Fiddle, Guitar, Double Bass, Banjo, and voices join forces to confirm that the old music is still exhilarating. The band formed gradually through bourbon fueled jam sessions in Montreal’s many public nature reserves, and solidified with recording sessions, as well as actual concerts for people who don’t spend all of their free time in parks. This semi-serious monkeying around has done quite well by the All Day Breakfast Stringband, taking them to beautiful spots around Quebec and Ontario as well as becoming an award winning band at the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop West Virginia. The fiddle has always been at the heart of old time music, and Max Evans makes his sound like the best bacon in the world popping and spattering in a burning hot cast iron skillet; Matt James’ banjo playing is as crude yet necessary as bacon’s timeless counterpart, the buttery fried egg. The dual guitars of Andrew Kobus and Dara Weiss chug like you did that pot of coffee after a night at the bottom of a whiskey bottle, and Brandon Wells provides some flapjack-and-butter bass to hold it all down. This band may just be the best way to start a balanced day, or end an unbalanced night. Enjoy responsibly.
Country / Roots Music / Gospel
"This is roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made." -The Village Voice
****1/2 "This is a monumental release. Li'l Andy has walked the decaying streets of Montreal for near a decade now, guitar in hand, cowboy hat on head, and mirrored shades firmly in place, but even the great things we've heard from him don't compare to his third record. All Who Thirst soaks in the hallowed atmosphere it was recorded in, that city's famed Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, and is a testament to Andy's personal and spiritual quests and questionings. The tunes move to the band's slow-paced, late-night country vibe, a little bit of folk, rock and gospel explored for good measure." -Hour.ca