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Aug 18, 2014

Mustered Courage – Powerlines

(Travianna Records)

Hailing from Down Under, Mustered Courage is an expert band of songwriters/musicians that breathe new life in the genre of bluegrass. Their latest release, Powerlines, propels the Melbourne based quartet into the current mainstream with its distinct sound that bridges the gap between traditional bluegrass and mainstream folk pop.

The record features a blend of melodic toe-tappers that derive their character from the inclusion of a banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.  It’s hard to listen to Powerlines and not feel good by the end of it. Standouts include: “Standin’ by Your Side,” “Behind the Bullet,” “My Hometown,” and “Still Shining.” Do yourself a favor and check these guys out. They’re on tour through October, and their live show will blow you away. In the meantime, enjoy the video for “Standin’ by Your Side” and download their new album. It’s probably the most pleasantly surprising release of the year. – NIN

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