Regular readers of Bluegrass Today know that one of my favorite web sites is The Bluegrass Intelligencer, brainchild of Crooked Still banjo wizard Greg Liszt. Its theme is “fake” bluegrass and acoustic music news, and the site is plainly hilarious, if occasionally a bit on the bawdy side.
The Still has been recording of late, and Greg hasn’t had time to post much new material on the site, but has recently put up a new piece about the lengths Mountain Heart is willing to go in service to their country.
The post title says it all: News of Guantanamo Music Torture Inspires Mountain Heart to Play Harder, Faster Than Ever Before.
Sources close to the band Mountain Heart indicate that the renowned group is urgently striving to play faster, harder, and louder than ever before in hopes that its music help win the war on terror.
“The revelation of music torture or, ‘torture lite’, was a real call-to-arms for these guys,” said a friend of the band.
Music experts agree that Mountain Heart is the only bluegrass band with the skills, intensity, and patriotic fervor to make music significantly more effective than what the US government already uses on prisoners.