King Wilkie is another in a long line of newgrassy groups. Their new record is called King Wilkie Presents the Wilkie Family Singers. The song “Sun and Moon” is over before it truly starts and is framed by a recording of feet entering and then leaving a room. The new project is a concept record that’s modus operandi reminds one a little of the back story of Sgt Pepper’s.
Special guests on the new one include Robyn Hitchcock, Abigail Washburn and Peter Rowan. All In all it’s an adventurous undertaking and shows real risk taking and nerve.
Bonus back catalog: