New York's The Insolent Willies arrive at Aldora Britain Records HQ this week. Armed with a selection of bootleg-style live recordings, the duo provide a tantalising snapshot of the strength and energy of their shows.
"Live Ones is a DIY exploration of old-time bluegrass by New York's The Insolent Willies. The bootleg-style recording revitalises the storytelling of Appalachia through the songwriting of Bill Ackerbauer and Frank Dever Pullen. There is a healthy dose of blues at play too, the band providing a quintessential mash up of the best forms of Americana roots music. 'Cut 'Em Down', 'My Work Boots' and 'Poor Devil' are the highlights. However, there isn't a weak arrangement here. The six tracks compliment each other perfectly, presenting an honest and true reflection of the old-time soul and spirit of folk music in the Appalachian mountains."
"This mini-collection also captures the group's live performances before, during and after global lockdowns. Four shows are featured - January 2019, July 2019, October 2020 and February 2021. A brilliantly compiled historic sonic artefact!"
For fans of Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge and C.W. Stoneking.
released March 22, 2021
Track 1, 4 & 6 written by Bill Ackerbauer.
Track 2, 3 & 5 written by Frank Dever Pullen,
Bill Ackerbauer: acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals.
Frank Dever Pullen: upright bass, vocals, plectrum banjo, percussion.
Paul Gavry: accordion, fiddle.
Evan Gavry: lap steel guitar on Track 6.
Track 1 recorded at Highwheeler Coffee, Fort Plain, NY, Jan 2019.
Track 2 & 4 recorded at Argyle Brewing, Cambridge, NY, Oct 2020.
Track 3 recorded at Green Wolf Brewing, Middleburgh, NY, Jul 2019.
Track 5 & 6 recorded at Nick Stoner Inn, Caroga Lake, NY, Feb 2021.
Artwork by Bill Ackerbauer.
Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-142).