As we come to close of this year we have one last CD announcement from the Strzelecki Stringbusters. Although this CD was released mid-year we have waited patiently for a copy to reach us up here in the north. I am pleased to say this album is perhaps their best to date and well worth the wait. This is an album full of old acoustic standards. Those familiar with the Stringbusters will enjoy many of their old favourites – finally – made it to disk.
This is the Stringbusters first move away from the old crystal case with a fantastic black cover and incredible artwork by Wendy Schlipalius and photography by Debbie Coady. If for no other reason this album is worth the money just for the album cover.
The album features their usual mixture of traditional string band tunes along with many Alt-country and Americana flavoured numbers. Lead vocal duties are shared around virtually all the band members as usual and instrumentation is thick and varied and tasteful.
This album is a Stringbusters classic. Well it will be shortly. This is a hot favourite for Christmas hampers this year.
Strzelecki Stringbusters Old No.4 now available on AustralianBluegrass.com.