Cedar Teeth – Farewell to Green Mountain on iTunes.
by Walter Price
Portland area roots-rock outfit Cedar Teeth has self-released a stunning six-track EP, Farewell to Green Mountain. A well-balanced collection blending folk, bluegrass, and modern era alternative. The beauty here are the layers and the meat and potatoes could just be vocalist Dylan Martell inviting delivery. Like a great storyteller in which you pray the tales never end.
You’ll also find that Erin Corzine’s banjo playing is something to soak up. We’re in a time when using traditional instrumentation has become too much of a gimmick. But not here. Cedar Teeth prosper in their authenticity. I have absolute confidence that Cedar Teeth’s legitimacy comes from their surroundings, the Cascade foothills. If you close your eyes, the band will take you there. Let them.
As extraordinary as the EP itself is, the Chiara Ambrosio created video for the single “Winter”. An obvious time-consuming animation (and a bit live action) that I interpret as a tale of time passing and the hope for what cannot be changed. Love, life, and loss.
Snow is gonna feed ya
Rain will relieve you now
When I meet you
Who else would warm you now
inevitability can be daunting, or, as I like to translate here, inspiring.
Dylan Martell- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rayson Gordon- Bass
Luke Precourt- Electric Guitar, Keys
Adam Murray- Drums, Vocals
Erin Corzine- Keys, Banjo, Percussion, Vocals
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