THE AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR Fighting and Onions ( S.A.P. Records, 2005) There's a buzz on the Agnostics. Did they expect it? Hell, no. After all, the band was thrown together on a week's notice for their inaugural gig. St. Hubert, their 2003 debut recording, was self-financed, self-produced, and self-released.
Yet it cracked numerous Canadian campus radio top 20 play lists, got them invited to roots music festivals, was spotlighted on several CBC radio shows, garnered them an appearance on Much Music despite that they don’t fit the demographic audience’s tastes, and, consequently, gave them the incentive to record a follow-up, Fighting and Onions. The Delta blues and mountain music still flows with a ferocity and menace of its early practitioners, but they are warped in a way that bucks at mere traditionalism or quaint stereotyping. Slide guitar and banjo collide with a clanging drum kit bolstered by the weighty resonance of a stand-up bass. Devil’s music? Sure…if they believed in that mumbo-jumbo…maybe. It's two years since St. Hubert. They're two years better as a band. www.theagnostics.com bookings: press inquires: email@example.com
Also, hear them recorded 7/29/2007 at Prince's Island Park in Calgary, AB, by CBC Radio 2.
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