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Double Barrel Darrel

Geophagy

By Jim Fester

Fort Wayne Reader

2004-05-03


Double Barrel Darrel wear their Americana influences on their sleeve. This five-piece from Goshen play roots music, a textured blend of old-time country, folk, and rock, and the roots run very deep. The songs on Geophagy blister with authenticity. The band’s intricate work on banjo, lap steel guitar, mandolin, and harmonica plays an essential role in their overall sound rather than just being used as dressing for the core guitar, bass, and drums line-up. They take their time on the songs, even the more upbeat tracks, developing a “feel” in the intros and at times playing a little loose with the song structure. Fans of Americana, or anyone who appreciates good musicianship and a heartfelt vocal performance, should check Double Barrel Darrel out.

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