Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - The Holy Coming of the Storm

Sweet tradition

What a wonderful new take on traditional music to make oxymoron an unstable label.

This is another delightful album hot on the aural heels of dancing through Buddy Miller's most recent. These two superb musicians play and harmonise sweetly across mostly original tunes that already sound like traditional standards. It's a mix of folk, blues and mainly bluegrass as I can best describe it. Instrumentals are short and expertly played, and the taut but gentle harmonies are simply beautiful. Everything here pleases.


  1. A nice, concise review. However, I have not heard of these guys. Do you have any background info as it seems a swish album.

  2. Less is more, unless you're actually bucking the barley. Swish and new to me, but a great listen through all 14 tracks. For a fuller review, especially unpicking the nuances of musical styles these guys play, check this one out: http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/review-cahalen-morrison-amp