Bawn in the Mash | Welcome to the Atomic City

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Welcome to the Atomic City

by Bawn in the Mash

www.bawninthemash.com
Genre: Folk: String Band
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1. Sail Away Sally
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2. The Land Between the Rivers
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3. Tow
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4. Musical Moon
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5. Paducah
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6. At the Hotel Irvin Cobb
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7. Poundcake
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8. Livin' in Yesterday
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9. Hey John
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10. Mary Jane
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11. Past the Painted Wall
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Sara


You guys are thee shit! Please come to Springfield IL, i love you music :)

cherie watson

great sound
I received this cd as a gift and must say I love it. Original songs are great. Love the instrumentals...some very talented artists!!!

Keith Wallace

Highly Recommend!!
This band is a must listen to all of those that love great bluegrass alternative music. Fans of the Old Crow medicine Show will love this CD!

Nick & June... Cork Ireland

awesome, a great craic to listen to
easy listening, loved the banjo mandolin and bass sounding similar to irish trad.

barbara rapp

Amazing, great original songs played with talent
This is a must have cd for anyone who appreciates good instrumentals, great original songs and all delivered with their own unique style and sound The music is even better when you hear them live

Bigz

what a great cd
this cd has been in my player constantly since i received it 2 weeks ago, i know almost every song by heart now... its a great album, it reminds me of home... thanks guys!

Joe Ross

...and 1/2.... Relaxed sparkle and a friendly intimacy
Playing Time – 48:05 -- Together as a group since 2005, Bawn in the Mash kicks off their set with a hand-me-down, “Sail Away Sally,” that appears to be a nod of respect for western Kentucky’s traditional music roots, spirits and distillates. Their original acoustic music with elements from various genres has some relaxed sparkle and a friendly intimacy. Bawn in the Mash is Josh Coffey (violin, mandolin), Nathan Lynn (guitar), Tommy Oliverio (mandolin), Alex Faught (banjo), and Eddie Coffey (bass, guitar). In some songs, Coffey and Oliverio share the mandolin breaks. All band members have compositions on “Welcome to the Atomic City.” A few have catchy little melodies that are carefully cultivated, even if they don’t have them fully polished instrumentally and vocally. Still, their wry quirkiness creates an earthy kind of ambiance. “Livin’ in Yesterday” has doo-wop vocals with the dichotomy of twin fiddles to build a mood for a love-starved and deserted drunkard. The rough edges of Oliverio’s “Musical Moon” are smoothed with his own conversational vocal refrain.

Produced by old-time banjo champ Dan Knowles of Tennessee), the band recorded “Welcome to Atomic City” in ten sessions over a three month period. Alex Faught’s instrumental “Poundcake” is a clever tune that gives everyone a piece of the action. The album’s intent was to historically interpret and fictitiously describe events that could have occurred during the past 150 years around western Kentucky. “At the Hotel Irvin Cobb” speaks to a 1937 flood, cats and dogs sleeping on the roof, and being able to get anything you want at the historic inn. With an appeal to younger crowds, a ditty like “Hey John” gives every instrumentalist in the band a chance to wash a few blues away with their breaks. Nathan Lynn does most of the lead singing, and he is able to describe some picturesque storybook scenes in songs like “The Land Between the Rivers” and “Tow” and “Paducah.” Their homebase of Paducah, Ky. lies in a region called the land of four rivers (Clarks, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland). Eddie Coffey sings his own “Mary Jane.” What he lacks in vocal grace is replaced with a directness and grit. An interesting sparse duo arrangement of “Past the Painted Wall” teams Josh Coffey’s lead vocal and mandolin with his father Eddie Coffey’s bass and guitar. Not a wildly triumphant debut, but still they manage to put their own original stamp on string band sounds in a musical makeover that is “bawn in the mash.” As their music continues to brew, distill, refine and purify, it will only get better. They have managed to extract an essence of western Kentucky’s traditional heritage and condense it all into something of their very own. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)