The band from Plum Coulee, Man., has put out a gritty, dirty blues album (just listen to Link Neufeld’s harp playing) made up of covers and a few originals. Old blues tunes like Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Howlin’ for My Baby, and Big Boss Man fit right in with bluesy versions of classic tunes like Canned Heat’s Goin’ Up the Country, Neil Young’s Vampire Blues, Bob Dylan’s Meet Me in the Morning, and Bruce Springsteen’s State Trooper. The great thing about the album is that the originals written by Steve Dueck fit right in with the rest of the tracks. I think Link and the Moustaches have enough blues cred to play along with the big boys.

Goin’ Up the Country by Link and the Moustaches

Published in Volume 65, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 11, 2010)

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