(UPDATE: I didn't make it, I decided to study for exams instead! Are you proud? Hmm. Well, you should be...)
Little Country Giants hail from my favorite city, Athens, and include an upright bass, mandolin, guitar, a couple guys and a couple girls, making down home music. Now on their third album titled Sing Pretty for the People, Little Country Giants have their set perfected and I can't wait to see them as they play alongside The Everybodyfields. It sounds like folk music of the 70's played a pretty big role at some point in these musicians lives and the folkieness of that time comes through at unexpected moments.
The Everybodyfields seem to have a more classic country sound about them; Sam Quinn's voice distinctly reminds me of some country artist I listened to with my family years ago, but I just cannot place it. Quinn, however, is not the only voice popping up here, much of their sound is created by a harmonizing threesome, in the styling of traditional Appalachian music makers. The steel guitar in the tracks I've heard provides a backbone from which the voices are supported, standing strong and proud, like any Americana artist should.
Both artists are on tour as of recent weeks. Little Country Giants only have a few more stops, 3 more in North Carolina. The Everybodyfields still have quite a few events on their calender, however they stretch far into 2007, with weeks without a show. Keep an eye on these artists, you can expect to hear much more from them.
Little Country Giants
[mp3] Gone for Awhile
[mp3] Something to be Proud Of
[mp3] Breaking Hearts and Living Free
[mp3] His Pontiac