October 25 has been set as the street date for The Road To Roosky, the first Carter Brothers album since having recently signed with Compass Records.
Tim, the banjo picking Carter brother, tells us that the record showcases the many influences he and brother Danny have absorbed from blues music. Tim’s banjo is prominent throughout, but the instrumentation and song structure owe more to rock and blues than bluegrass.
Here’s a taste of the title track, with Sam Bush on reso-mandolin, Dann Sherill on drums, and Ross Sermons on bass. Danny is on guitar, Tim on banjo.
The Road To Roosky: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/roosky.mp3]
Roosky has nothing to do with Russia, but is in fact a small town in Ireland where the boys have spent a good deal of time. It’s located between Galway and Dublin in the Irish midlands.
You can find audio samples from all 13 tracks on the Compass site, including a rockin’ version of Can’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan which features a vocal/scat track from the late Vassar Clements recorded shortly before his passing in 2005.