Crooked Still: Still Crooked

get more from BRO

Crooked Still, the Boston-based band of neo-folk upstarts, defies generalization. Their instrumentation—fiddle, cello, banjo, bass, guitar and, at times, ukulele, glockenspiel, and piano—challenges listeners to pigeonhole them. And therein lies their brilliance.  Still Crooked, the band’s first release since its 2007 line up change (cellist/fiddler Tristan Claridge and fiddler Brittany Haas have joined founding members Aoife O’Donovan, Greg Liszt, and Corey DiMario after the departure of original cellist Rushad Eggleston) is magical. O’Donovan’s vocals are consistently haunting and hypnotic, perhaps best displayed by her maudlin prose during “Captain, Captain,” and the band’s virtuosic playing proves that it is enjoying the new energy born of its evolution from quartet to quintet. Still Crooked is astonishingly fresh, yet it resonates with a spirit centuries old. 

More on this topic

Previous articleRailroad Earth: Amen Corner
Next articleRock On

in case you missed it

Get Lost in the Mountains and Waters of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

Get lost in the mountains and waters of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. Grab your...

Let the Open Road Lead You to Clarksville

Ready for a road trip? Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life or just need to find...

Reward Yourself with a Bath County Adventure

If your idea of the perfect outdoor adventure-themed getaway includes a variety activities during the day followed by a well-earned reward, you...

South Carolina’s Old 96 District Is an Unexpected Wonder for Nature Lovers

With everyone rushing to get outside and get some fresh air, many of mother nature’s biggest fans may find themselves looking back...