Posted by Viper on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I had the opportunity to review "Duets," the new album by Mark Olitsky and Cary Moskovitz, featuring 17 tunes and songs, mostly in the old-time repertoire. I also interviewed both banjo players on the project, the banjos they play and how they picked the material.
“Our primary focus in playing two banjos has been to play fiddle tunes," Olitsky says. "We both have been immersed in old-time music for years. For this project, we both brought in tunes that were in our personal rotations. But, let’s face it, neither of us have wholly traditional styles of playing. I like to think that we’re open to any possibilities that may arise, both in style and repertoire.”
"Duets" is available through Bandcamp for $10 as a digital download or $15 for a CD. The entire album is filled with virtuosic banjo playing and is a must-have for banjo geeks and old-time music fans alike. It's a no-brainer for Glory-Beaming Banjo readers.
To read my full review and interview with Olitsky and Moskovitz, head over to The Glory-Beaming Banjo.
2 comments on “"Duets" by Mark Olitsky and Cary Moskovitz”
Greg Galbreath Says:
Friday, April 28, 2017 @7:32:46 AM
I love the new album and was really blown away with the interplay between Mark and Cary and the way their very different banjos sound together. It's really a beautiful album.
Friday, April 28, 2017 @11:41:59 AM
As much as I love Mark's playing, I was skeptical about the album at first. But that was all blown out of the water upon first listen.
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