Monday, 14 May 2007

The Scuffers - Cottiers

I maintain graphs of my car's fuel consumption, and economy, how sometimes, if I drive for long distances at 50mph I can get 70 miles per gallon, if I'm not in a hurry. But if I drive quicker, the fuel efficiency drops, and so it was I'm hurtling along at 80mph in my wee car, getting about 25 miles per gallon, heading to Viva Melodia at the Cottiers to catch the Scuffers.

Alas, I missed Ally Kerr and Simone White who'd come over from the USA, gah, going by her myspace page, sounds like I missed a treat.

So the Scuffers, there's six of them on stage, slide guitar, moandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, drums, singer and singing girl. And its great, this ain't no banjology, this is bluegrass country. With such a rich texture to their sound, lots of different instruments poking through, they're like a breath of fresh air compared to most of the bands I end up going to see.

It kind of takes you some place else, I'm not really one for international travel, but I think I'm in Reno and the Bandit just drove past. Here, have a listen to their myspace page and go catch them at the Classic Grande


Anonymous said...

I've seen this band a few times now and it's great to see young guys playing original country music, which is still very Glaswegian lyrically. light years ahead of all these plastic country bands that are popping up all over Glasgow.

Anonymous said...

aye me too
im sick of all these trendy pricks, like the parsonage and a few others, who are suddenly into country