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The Waybacks - Devolver

This is another Canmore Folk Festival CD. It’s ok. There are a couple of really good tracks on it: “Compadres in the Old Sierra Madre” and “The Witch of the Westmereland”. If I had to name a style for the Waybacks, I would say they’re kind of like old style country’n’western (think Johnny Cash) or country swing. They had a number of really excellent guitar pickers, and the one singer has a very smooth voice.

The two tracks I mentioned are the only tracks on this CD I’m really excited about, though. “I Wanna Be Like You”, the monkey song from the Disney version of the Jungle Book, is also pretty fun. The rest of it is nice as background music but nothing really stands out. I think they were better live.

Score: Three pints

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