Winnipeg is a city packed to the brim with old-time/country/folk/bluegrass groups. This abundance of genre acts makes the struggle to rise above and garner attention that much greater, and all the more intimidating for those just starting out. So when local folkers The Crooked Brothers released their debut album last fall, even after years of playing together in the city, it seemed their day had finally come.
Generally if a musician were to tell you they’re going to be releasing a new album every week until the end of the year, you’d take the comment with a grain of salt.
When Steve Basham had to choose a name for the follow-up to his previous recording, Thick, the choice must have been obvious.