Spark & Whisper – Grandma’s Song
Spark & Whisper is a folk band with nods to rock, blues, bluegrass, and country thrown in for good measure. Grandma’s Song (seen/heard) here, is from the band’s 2011 self-titled long-player, but the group released Monument (September 2016) just a few months back, and it is excellent!
The collection of eleven tracks on Monument is written by bandmates Velvy Appleton (vocals, guitars, and electric bass) and Anita Sandwina (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and banjolele). Fleshing out the band’s sound are Paul Eastburn (upright bass), Scott Johnson (drums), Robert M. Pyle (pedal steel, electric guitar), Michael Ray (keyboards), and Joshua McClain (cello).
In true folk fashion, there are plenty of stories here; but because the music is so compelling to listen to, you may have to catch the stories on the second or third listen. There are plenty of moments in these tracks where you will want to get up and move!
You can find more information on Spark & Whisper by visiting their website, or you can pick up most, if not all, of their music on their bandcamp.com site.
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