‘Fire In The Sugarhouse is a superb collection of contemporary bluegrass that echoes the New England roots of Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys.’ -- Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (full review)
It’s been 8 years since the release of our last studio recording, but we think you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait. We’ve packed this disc with our trademark original songs about Vermont, New England and more, along with great tunes from some of our favorite songwriters.
A few highlights:
- Big Al sings of life in a logging camp, bringing in the harvest, and makin’ whoopee (and syrup) in the ol’ sugarhouse.
- Jon Henry leads the quartet in a wonderful old gospel number and sings a couple fine country numbers.
- Willy gets inspired by a mournful tombstone inscription on one number, then turns around and offers his wacky observations about the modern world on another.
- Banjo Dan steps up to the plate for a song about his other passion (baseball, of course), then invites the listener for a wild ride on a hellbound train.
- And tying it all together we have the spirited work of our terrific fiddler, Phil Bloch.
We think you’ll agree this is some of the finest new bluegrass you’ve heard in a long time.