Original & Genuine
The Original and Genuine is the 4th CD release for the Brighton UK based Curst Sons and features 13 brand new compositions. The Sons have been working at their personal take on American traditional music for more than a decade now -cheerfully blending styles from Blues to Bluegrass into the distinctive full flavoured Curst Sons sound. Raw and powerful and yet at times surprisingly tender -this is The Original and Genuine Curst Sons and there's no one else quite like them. ...an excellent album with something of interest always happening. - Maverick **** ½ ...grassroots genres mixed together for something entirely fresh, original and genuine. - Music-News.com **** The Original and Genuine is an album of all original and genuinely pleasing songs... R2 (Rock'n'Reel) **** The Curst Sons are definitely unique, and in an industry where too many bands play really great music that sounds the same as too many other bands, that's a major plus. ....no one will listen to this album and be untouched by it. - Backroads ...sometimes macabre, always engaging lyrical numbers, take their influences from Americana, blues, Irish folk to roots and more, embracing the history of these genres and adapting them into something new and just as exciting. - catch one of their animated live shows for a rip-roaring good time. The Brighton Source As fine a band as we've ever had in session on the show. Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2 The Original and Genuine is just a great little disc where a lot happen thanks to an amazing bunch of creative musicians. Altcountry nl There is no pretension here or oh-so-clever musical posturing. No, this album has an authentic and original sound, brilliantly catchy lyrics and real soul. Soul and a washboard. Worthless Recluse ...another solid effort by a solid band. Americana UK.