THE BOXCARS, “Familiar With The Ground,” Mountain Home. 11 tracks

The Boxcars burst on the bluegrass scene in 2010 as a supergroup.

All five members had long bluegrass resumes.

The band quickly picked up instrumental group of the year honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Their latest album, “Familiar With The Ground,” kicks off with Townes Van Zandt‘s cryptic “Lungs” and runs through a mix of traditional and progressive sounds.

“Raised on Pain” tells the story of a man who’s lived a hard life and thinks he can’t feel pain until the woman he loves leaves him.

The title track is about a struggling musician who knows how it feels to fly, but now he’s getting by with little, knowing how it feels to be on the ground.

“Branchville Line” is about a man who’s been falsely imprisoned for murder, but after 10 years in prison is about to break out.

“Let The Water Wash Over Me” finds an old man remembering a tragic drowning when he was 13.

“Marshallville” tells the story of a preacher tracking down the man who killed his wife.

“Brown Hill” is a blazing tale of moonshiner.

Can’t find it in stores? Try TheBoxcars.com.

 

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