Floodwood: This is Life
A collaboration between members of moe. and Wooden Spoon, Floodwoodâ€™s debut album conjures visions of warmer times dancing in dusty fields at summer music festivals. Old-timey bluegrass fans should handle this record with care, as it starts fast and rarely lets up. From the opening notes of â€śNorth Country Winds,â€ť moe. guitarist Al Schnier and drummer Vinnie Amico flex the muscle that drives their primary band. Size doesnâ€™t matter on This Is Lifeâ€” Schnier, Amico, Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni and Zachary Fleitz provide string improvisation throughout, despite the longest song (â€śCaughtâ€ť), which clocks in at just more than five minutes. Listen to this record with a nice set of headphones, or blast it from your front porch at the next family barbeque. Either way, Floodwood makes it work.