Gideon’s Rifle (Paducah, Ky.)
Inspired by traditional Folk, Country and Bluegrass, Kentucky string band Gideon’s Rifle formed just more than a year ago, steadily playing shows and dropping its debut recording, the Other Places EP, this past spring. The six musicians perform the music with banjo, violin, mandolin, upright bass and cello, spinning fresh energy into the sound of Appalachia with impassioned playing and the group’s not-so-secret weapon — vibrant male/female vocals and the airtight harmonies they encourage.
YOU'LL DIG IF YOU DIG: Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek. (MB)