Blue Cut

Blue Cut

Indie Folk/Bluegrass (Bloomington, Ind.)

Say what you will about the family that plays together; it’s tough to rebel against your old man when he’s playing guitar next to you every night. But what is there to battle about when father Michael Latham, 18-year-old daughter Betthany and 15-year-old son Jacob are making such beautiful music together? Comparisons to the Palace Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show are warranted, sibling/family harmonies are the order of the day and, because of their proximity, Blue Cut has started amassing a loyal local following, enrapturing fans at the Browngrass and Rabbit Hash festivals. Their influences range from then (Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Bob Dylan) to now (Gillian Welch, the Wailin’ Jennys, Crooked Still) but it comes out Blue Cut in the end.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Louvin Brothers and the Carter sisters got busy and birthed them a band of youngsters. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)