New Orleans based SWEET OLIVE STRING BAND stays true to the spirit of American rural string band music. Their brother duet, high lonesome style harmonies are backed by a healthy mix of old time fiddling, soulful slide guitar, bluesy mandolin and guitar picking anchored by steady pulse string bass. It's been a busy year for the band with recent performances at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and a tour of Ireland and England which included performances at Beer and Bluegrass in Poole, UK; The Mother Jones Festival in Cork Ireland; Bluegrass Camp Ireland and a gig at Matt Malloy's in Westport, Ireland. Currently the band is working on their second CD. Live shows feature originals, fiddle tunes, country blues and old time brother duets. Their self titled CD is currently available at Louisiana Music factory and live shows.
CD Review: http://www.offbeat.com/2013/04/01/sweet-olive-string-band-self-titled-independent/#