The Varnish Cooks

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The Varnish Cooks

"The Varnish Cooks pursue the old-time stringband tradition with intensity and emotional clarity. They perform both original and old-time songs according to the impetuous and poetic spirit of American music. The Varnish Cooks do not let dust settle on old-time music. They are committed to the passion, improvisation, and mystery at the heart of the old-time tradition. The music is not pure; it is stained with clay and the blood of peoples, and stubbornly holds onto an integrity that could only grow from the celebrated and dark American story. In... more