Back to Rosetta RD
Country/swing group The Cattlestops Back to Rosetta Road CD comprises 12 original songs written by guitarist Andrew London and bass player James Cameron. A predominant theme in the songs centres around travelling away or returning back home (Back to Rosetta Road, Country Sedan, Play My Way Home) and the band's diverse influences become apparent in violinist Colleen Trenwith's contributions to the Celtic-tinged Emily Bay and the bluegrass-flavoured Don't Recognise This Neighbourhood (which decries the homogenisation of small town NZ by the large retail chain stores!). James Cameron's experience in the jazz idiom gets full rein in It Just Happens, a touching tribute to Green Party politician Rod Donald. The infectious Damn That Cattlestop allows the band a momentary return to their favoured Western Swing roots.