Something of a novelty (at least in the U.S.) Straw is a family band from Scandinavia featuring Mom and two daughters at the mic, with Dad on guitar along with a backup rhythm section that anchors things nicely. The easy-rockin’ “Alive” and “Bang Bang” show off the ladies’ superior vocal talents and together they achieve a heavenly blend that only blood relatives can muster. Solo turns are also impressive. “Family and Friends” epitomizes the group’s sweet, wholesome presentation with its golden imagery and heartfelt sentiment. It’s easy to hear that this is a band whose traditional, trend-defiant presentation would be quite welcome at any bluegrass festival.
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