Coming this fall the Prog-Bluegrass super group Floodwood, comprised of Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico of moe., Jason Brady from Wooden Spoon, Nick Piccininni on fiddle and Zach Fieltz of Wooden Spoon, recently released their first full length, “This is Life”.
When I first took a listen to the guys debut album, I could not help but immediately smile. Images of far-off/nearby mountains and the smell of wood burning in a fireplace enveloped my thoughts as the music played along. Songs like “Holy Sacred” and “Long Road To Virginia”, quickly became staples in road-trips in upstate NY. While it should, since the guys are named after Floodwood road in the Adirondack’s of upstate New York.
Floodwood’s attention to detail is quite apparent in each song, which is reminiscent of classic Appalachia music with a modern twist that never quite gets old. It also honestly reminds me of a younger Yonder Mountain String Band before their albums became more “produced”. To put it bluntly, “This Is Live” is one of the best debut albums I have ever in the bluegrass genre in a very long time.
“This is live” is quickly becoming a staple in a my everyday rotation of albums. Each day, I search for new music in throughout the endless world of the internet and beyond but hardly ever come across an album which really stands out from the rest of the pack.
If you’re going to buy one album this fall to jaunt around the hollows and hills, I highly recommend choosing Floodwood.
Here’s a bit more from the band and some tour dates:
A note from the band…
We are excited to record these new tracks and share them with you. We are just now putting the finishing touches on this album, and we cannot wait to get these songs out to the world and radio. It takes a lot of money to do this, and we want to make sure we do it the RIGHT way. We have taken the last month and invested a lot in the recording, and now we have to go through mastering, manufacturing, and promoting this record so that with your support, we can get the word out on the band and the music! The momentum that these songs and this album has is already showing some amazing results, here are the tour dates we have already, with a lot more to come!
The Pick One to Pick One Contest – Play with Floodwood:
Want to come ‘pick’ on a tune live in concert with Floodwood? All you have to do is make a donation (starting at $10) to the Kickstarter project and you will automatically be entered for a chance to ‘pick one’ with the band!
You don’t have to be a pro to take advantage of this opportunity! Whether is whistling, hand clapping, shredding on the guitar, we want you to join us! So donate now for this opportunity of a lifetime.
For more info on the full campaign, and to donate, go here: http://kck.st/13ffTCd
Aug 31, 2013 – Troy, OH @ Troy Memorial Stadium – Gentlemen of the Road w/ Mumford and Sons
Sep 2, 2013 – North Lawrence, OH @ The Ville Summer Music Festival
Sep 6, 2013 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Sep 7, 2013 – Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag w/ Dragon Wagon
Sep 8, 2013 – Manteno, IL @ Camp Shaw Waw Nas See – Shoe Fest w/Cornmeal, Drew Emmitt Band
Sep 9, 2013 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Sep 10, 2013 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern w/ Blue Moon Soup
Sep 11, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater w/ Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans
Sep 12, 2013 – Plains, PA @ River Street Jazz Cafe
Sep 13, 2013 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
Sep 14, 2013 – Utica, NY @ Utica Music & Arts Festival w/ Puddle of Mudd, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Kung Fu
Sep 17, 2013 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Leftover Salmon
Sep 18, 2013 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground w/ Leftover Salmon
Sep 19, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Leftover Salmon
Sep 27, 2013 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ moe.
Oct 10, 2013 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den – w/ Keller Williams Solo
Oct 11, 2013 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place w/Keller Williams Solo
Oct 12, 2013 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall w/Keller Williams Solo