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Big Orange Tent

2008-03-17

This band out of Ann Arbor is very hard to describe; Caffienated, funkfolkgrass. Very talented musicians- and at it's core this CD is "blue-grass"...but with a heavy dose of funk. Several tracks reminded me of Frank Zappa and the Mother's of Invention, while other tracks reminded me of Tower of Power (w/o the horns). A few reviews I read of this CD (and previous recordings) were positive, but seemed to be from fans who have attended their shows in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. I think it would help to be familiar with their style (and performances) before buying this CD. This CD is well produced. No one track stuck out....most being very different. – John Rumery

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