Rough Carpenters - The Black Twig Pickers
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  1. Feb 24, 2013
    10
    Rough Carpenters is my first encounter with The Black Twig Pickers, and I'm hooked. The whole album reeks of authenticity. Raw and honest vocals and low-fi voiced instrumentals makes it sound like the the recording was completed at a single session. The well balanced tunes are infectious. You have to join in, whether to sing, play along, or just stomp your feet.
    Jack of Diamonds You Play
    The High Cards I'll Play The Ace are two standout classics.
    Makes me want to jump on a plane, cross the pond, and get down with the locals in some Appalachian barn!
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    The Twigs sound tough and robust, ready to take on the whole world rather than cultivate one small part of it. [Feb 2013, p.45]
  2. Feb 22, 2013
    80
    Welcome to 21st century Appalachian string band music. It hasn't changed that much. It doesn't have to, because it still works fine.
  3. Feb 22, 2013
    74
    Rough Carpenters sounds vibrant and enveloping, an old-time feat for these mercurial times.