Vignettes: Union Suit Rally

As the band claims on their own Facebook page, Union Suit Rally’s 2016 EP, W.W.P, is a “a raw, layered blend of country, blues and rock.”  It’s an apt summary.  Ranging from catchy and up-tempo tracks such as “Right in the Middle” and “Bluebilly” to the slower paced tunes such as “Pray for Prey” and “Wild Flowers,” the group offers a well-crafted blend of styles creating a fun time for anyone willing to spend an hour in front of their stage.  Chris Cunningham’s mandolin is without question the group’s most distinct sound, smartly placed in every track around the work of Brad Powers’ vocals.  Bands like this work when they stand on stage and bearing themselves to us as the same people they were when they got started, goofing around in the garage or the basement.  Union Suit Rally gets that idea, and they sell it well.  Totally worth a listen.

Union Suit Rally — Greencastle First Friday — Wasser Brewing Stage w/ Black Market Vinyl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0uFaZAZ700

Author: Donovan Wheeler

Wheeler proudly teaches English to a horde of bright and lovably obnoxious high school seniors in a small college town. He has written in the past for Indiana on Tap and STATE Magazine, and is an occasional contributor to NUVO, Indy's alternate news website. Since picking up the guitar three years, he can now play a dozens songs while singing them quite badly.

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