Quixote's True Blue
Words By Brad Yeakel
I hadn't seen them in a few years, since I left PA for the Rockies. They have been hard at work crafting a bluegrass experience that defies many labels and is uniquely Appalachian. Much like Pennsylvania's farmland and mining towns, there was a party beneath this humble exterior. I almost got vertigo thinking about this band... In one sense, they're a traditional group stretching the limits towards innovation and in another, they're pure innovation clinging to some hazy recollection of tradition... Like the sons of farmers, miners, and moonshiner's re-telling their parent's stories while sneaking off to burn one with their friends. Good folks and good times. There were three great vocalists, but the Biondi's (JP and Pappy) were truly remarkable. Their harmonies were of a quality you rarely find in newgrass, and their musical sensibilities were sharp and palatable enough to be found on a major country record.
At the end of the night, I was thankful that this band had invested their own money to finance a trip to CO, just to spread the word and the music. I bought a copy of their debut self titled album, as well as their new release, "Leap" on my way out because this band deserves to be paid and I wanted to make sure they had a little gas money from me. The show was truly one of the most enjoyable concert experiences I've had at Quixote's and I am anxiously waiting for their return, which is rumored to be in March. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to leap into my Cabinet... Care to join me?