»Wipe Away Those Years«, the fourth album from The Original Five, is a faceted little diamond that will see the light of day in the beginning of 2019. Apart from the expected foundation of hard driving bluegrass they offer exciting ventures into Nordic folk tradition, tejano music, a-capella, and they couldn’t help throwing in a country ballad for good measure.
»Wipe Away Those Years« is the most uncompromising album by The Original Five to date. Every step in the process, from song writing and arranging to recording and mixing, has been allowed to take its time and has been made completely on their own premises. It is a bluegrass album no doubt, but the deeper they delve into the genre, the more confidence they get to let their own heritage and influences shine through. Traditional material is mixed with newly written songs, rousing instrumentals with tender ballads and a-capella numbers. The Original Five have one leg firmly rooted in traditional bluegrass and the other in modern European bluegrass. In the bands own songwriting you’ll find influences from country and pop, old and new, as well as folk music from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Original Five have been active, with some changes to the line up, for 8 years. During these years they've toured all over Sweden Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and USA.
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