It’s long been a staple of a bluegrass set to include a blazing offering to the crowd. That one song on the list that gets the crowd on their feet, turning to their neighbor with wide eyed shock in response to the velocity that the artist is barreling ahead. Fresh off their debut album “I’m Sure It’ll Be Fine”, The Golden Age have just unveiled a music video for their scolding (fast and otherwise) “My Drunk Uncle”. The second part continuation of the earworm “Favorite Button” video, “Uncle” features the ferocious fiddle of Billy Contreras in step with banjo-jedi MATT, TheBanjoPlayer is particularly fiery with Bryan Simpson chopping down a tree on the mandolin.
Simpson’s lyrics, if you catch them all on the first pass, pack a punch in a hurry. Reporting that America seems to have lost its way in regards to what’s important, Simpson, in his usual fashion, throws a remnant of hope into the spring-loaded tune with “Love’ll come through in the clutch”. The often fish-eyed video is balls to the wall and somehow manages to keep up with the 170 beats per minute.
It’s the sort of music slash film production that bluegrass lovers can brag to their unindoctrinated friends to bring them into the high lonesome, high octane fold. At a minute forty-four, My Drunk Uncle certainly leaves you wanting more but I have a strong belief that this is just the tipping point for The Golden Age.
So until then we’ll just hit repeat, watch that little dog lose his ever-lovin’ mind and be reminded that ain’t the Lord sure been good to me.
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