Sunday, March 30, 2008

Midwestern Endorsement: Virginia Coalition

Tonight, I heard a band named Virginia Coalition for the first time.

I am having a hard time describing them as a band, but I will say that the combination of lyrics, driving melody, and variety in instruments made me very pleased with my entire album purchase.

For those who know me, I am a sucker for clever and thoughtful lyrics and Virginia Coalition fits that niche. Oh, and the piece that makes them so difficult for me to even compare them to another band is the mandolin that is thrown in to a few songs. I dig the mandolin.

These songs sit on the edge of bluegrass. I dig that bluegrass. Check out their websites for their shows...playing in Minneapolis on April 9! Not in Philly anytime soon though. I can imagine them to be an amazing live band.


Courtney said...

Hi friend! I checked out the band's My Space page and love their sound. They're in Dewey Beach in DE on June 7th. We should try to go! Delaware beaches are almost as nice as Jersey ones. : )

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Facebook needs an endorsement! Maybe we could even drum up some new friends.

Facebook Lover (Amanda)