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KELLER (WILLIAMS) & THE KEELS

Thief

2010-05-31

Keller & The Keels “Thief” The CD “Thief” marks the 2nd compilation project for Keller Williams with Larry and Jenny Keel. Taking bluegrass into strange ground they cover songs from The Butthole Surfers to Amy Winehouse. This 13-track album feels like an unlikely blend of songs. There are some wild rides here and I can’t say I love it but this is a solid WYCE choice. ‘Teen Angst" the Cracker cover made me smile but I thought ‘Rehab’ was weak. The strength of this cd is in these very talented musicians. I thought the vocal harmonies were outstanding, pair that with Larry Keel's fast-paced, precision flat-picking banjo and the guitar virtuosity of Keller, well, it takes this bluegrass cd into a new dimension. Give it a spin, especially if bluegrass is your forte. Anne Lamont

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