"Closing The Gap" is a snapshot of the Mountain Drifters after a period of intense touring, of learning each other’s “isms” and instincts, and as a result slowly developing our collective “isms” and instincts as a unit. This album is MMD in our natural and instinctual state of BEING; raw, playful and free, the way the music is meant to be. The music is hopeful and optimistic and comes from the heart, and so we start the story off with this: “There’s a bright side somewhere, ain’t gonna rest until I find it,” . And we look at the world all around us, and that thought continues to resonate, The title track Allison de Groot's “Closing the Gap” feels like a race. Each note tries to catch up with the next, narrowing the gap and steadily propelling the tune from one section to the next. . .
Allison, Stash and Bruce are leading the way where old-time music is headed, in directions from the mountains to the future. The tunes and songs represent a palette of compelling old time repertoire, as well as new songs appropriate to our times, like Billy Bragg’s “Between The Wars,” an original waltz, and a set of Métis dance tunes that punctuate the exploration.
The Mountain Drifters fill out each other’s sound covering all nooks and crannies with little brushes of their personalities. They breathe together, smile together, laugh and poke a whole lot of fun together, and take the listener to a wonderful place where they share their individual musical personalities, and in combination explore the tradition and their own sound.
Thanks for your order!
($3.00 shipping & handling $5.00 International surcharge)