We won’t try to pigeon hole this 5-member band from Asheville, N.C.--they are neither old-time nor fully Bluegrass, though they lean more to a Bluegrass sound, but without a banjo. They have their own distinctive sound—something a lot of groups seek but few find. That sound is built around the singing of Anya Hinkle and Stacey Claude, who provide some lovely harmonies on mostly original material. Hinkle plays fiddle and Claude the guitar, and a full band sound is achieved with the addition of dobro, mandolin and acoustic bass—played by Aaron Balance, Bryan Clendenin and Greg Stiglets respectively. Hinkle is an intriguing singer who is especially effective on some slow, sultry numbers including her own GOING DOWN, STATE OF JEFFERSON, RAVENS & CROWS and DRIFTING ON A LONESOME SEA—her album ending version of CANNONBALL is also quite striking. Stacy Claude does a nice job with the old Willie Nelson song, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER NOW, and the album includes two instrumentals and a couple of vocals by bass player Stiglets (who also wrote 4 of the songs & tunes). A really nice album that will grow on you.