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Folk music review: The Groanbox Boys, Fences Come Down

The Groanbox Boys are an American folk-roots duo whose sound might be said to have melted down the melting pot melting pot

America as the home of many races and cultures. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]

See : America
. Banjo and guitar player Cory Seznec was born in Brittany and raised in Connecticut; his partner, Michael Ward-Bergman, graduated as a classical accordionist from Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts, with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. It has an enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and a 2004 faculty of approximately 430.  before touring eastern Europe Eastern Europe

The countries of eastern Europe, especially those that were allied with the USSR in the Warsaw Pact, which was established in 1955 and dissolved in 1991.
 with a band of Romanian Gypsies. The album was written and recorded over the course of a week on a Maryland farm; the band did shifts with the crops and animals in return for permission to record in a barn. The result is an extraordinary mix of European and American folk styles - like Uncle Dave Macon dancing on the tables in a Parisian cafe with Django Reinhardt Jean "Django" Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Belgian Sinto Gypsy jazz guitarist. He was one of the first prominent jazz musicians to be born in Europe, and one of the most renowned jazz guitarists of all time.  and Clifton Chenier Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 - December 12, 1987) a Creole French speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco music, a blend of Cajun and Creole music with R&B, jazz, and blues influences.  riffing in the background. All the compositions except for the Appalachian murder ballad Little Sadie are originals, many featuring the "Freedom Boot", a large rod covered in bells and bottletops that is the band's signature, home-made rhythm stick.
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