Come On In CD

(2010) Come On In finds this Brooklyn-based sextet digging ever deeper into the sounds of classic honky-tonk and bluegrass, with a touch of Gram Parsons-style visionary poetics evident as well. The band’s mixture of down-home acoustic charm and urban-folkie intelligence gives Come On In a unique flavor that grows more appealing with repeated listening. Blake Christiana’s soft drawl captures a weary survivor’s spirit, especially on dusty laments like “Abilene,” “Alone On The Weekend” and “These Bars Don’t Look Too Friendly.” In tandem with his bandmates, he escalates easily from easy-going tempos into hellacious solo flights, especially on the galloping “New York City Found.” Yarn leans towards the lonesome side of town — but even melancholy numbers like “Schenectady” are saved from self-pity by elegant melodies and sharp wordplay. “Down On Your Luck” shakes off the blues for some high-energy fun, while “I Wanted To Get High” is a woozy, bluesy number lit up by Andrew Hendryx’s sparkling mandolin.

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Track Listing

  1. Alone On the Weekend
  2. New York City Found
  3. Schenectady
  4. Down On Your Luck
  5. These Bars Don't Look Too Friendly
  6. Strikes and Gutters
  7. Abilene
  8. Yodelay
  9. Time Burns On
  10. Final Bow
  11. I Wanted To Get High
  12. I Gotta Go
  13. This Whole Zoo