Burnside Album Details
Evangenitals, The, Moby Dick; or, The Album CD
Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. Moby Dick: or, The Album, is a musical swirl of immaculately crafted songs, each interpreting an aspect of Melville's masterpiece with an approach that tacks between intricate arrangement and the deceptively simple country-inflected tunes for which the band is best known. At times the songs are lushly poetic, at others, coarsely powerful. They are as infectious as they are ambitious, filled with humor, insight, mystery and wonder. Guests include folk legend Jim Kweskin, acclaimed avant-garde performer Dorian Wood, composer Jeremy Zuckerman ("Avatar: The Last Airbender" and recent #1 iTunes Soundtrack "Legend of Korra"), among others. The LP component is pressed on blue vinyl and contains a digital download card.