Review: Three Tall Pines – Taproot

Three Tall Pines is a young Bluegrass/Americana quartet hailing from the Boston area. The band is Joe Lurgio on mandolin, Dan Bourdeau, Nick DiSebastian on upright bass, and Connor Smith on fiddle. They all come from deep musical backgrounds, and even share the vocals across the band.

Taproot (EP) is their third album following up their award winning debut Short While Ago and sophomore All That’s Left releases. With Taproot, Three Tall Pines delves deeply into the traditional bluegrass sound, but with their own unique interpretation.

The EP covers “With Body and Soul,” “Raleigh and Spencer,” “Crying Holy,” “Walls of Time,” “Stonewalls,” and “Angel Band.”

“Angel Band”

The sound is a mix of fine musicianship and lots of grit, I think you could call it “down to earth.” And I have no problem imaging Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and all the other great old bluegrass lovers tapping their feet along to these tunes. Give it a listen!

Mark Hudson

Mark Hudson is a long time local HVBA member and music lover who, unfortunately, had to move away. He misses the local scene but will look for you at Greyfox!

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