Iron Horse Share Less Obvious Sounds Behind "Pickin' On Nirvana"
Thu, 18 May 2017 08:40:01
Iron Horse have just added to a series of "Pickin' On" albums that takes material from alternative rock artists and filters the songs through a Bluegrass filter. The results of previous issues in the series have seen Fade To Bluegrass: A Tribute To Metallica, and Pickin' On Modest Mouse. Iron Horse's addition to this sequence of innovative collections that celebrates the dexterity of the source material and the strength of the original songs is called Pickin' On Nirvana, and it's an album of eleven songs from the band who defined Grunge.
Here, Tony Robertson and his band Iron Horse, curated tunes that display the lyrical range of Nirvana, along with some of their most influential musical riffs. Transposed to a bluegrass style a new strength is revealed, as is a high level of musicianship from a band who bend their usual approach to accommodate a world view that, in original form, sat in stark contrast to their own. The results are disarming, engaging, and quite wonderfully unusual.
ARTISTdirect caught up with Tony Robertson from the band, and we asked him to share the sounds that informed his musical upbringing, and the tunes that inspired his journey from one genre to the next. Here's what he said..
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