Like a shot of bonafide white-lightnin corn liquor to your Grandpa's dusty old
jug, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers breath new life into traditional forms. Over
a dynamic four-year span they have grown from a local college-town party band
into a musically complex, genre-mixing, storytelling phenomenon.
In March, over a weekend of Nashville performance, the band hooked up with
acoustic music world guru, grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick. While best
known for his work with Allison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Ralph Stanley and the like;
Bil has also made a name for himself producing many of the "new" generation
of acoustic bands, such as the Acoustic Syndicate and Daybreak.
By July, they were in the studio. Bil saw in the BCLP a band with a vision
and a unique voice; one that, under his guidance, could take the final steps
towards wholeness. He taught them lessons in groove and togetherness while,
simultaneously, crafting a recording method that would harness their incredible
live energy in a studio environment.
Anywhere Else? is the result. The groove that Bil worked to hone keeps
the listener consistently hooked through the diverse and intellectual explorations
of the music. Among the myriad influences, you will recognize the bluegrass
of Bill Monroe, the story-based lyricism of Texas country, the slap-bass recklessness
of rockabilly, and the progressive edge of early alternative pop.