‘Potions And Poisons’ by Head For The Hills - concoctions and mixtures(September 24, 2017)
The fourth album from Head For The Hills is called ‘Potions and Poisons’ and in a way that’s the topic of the songs, the concoctions and mixtures, some good some bad that make up the dark and light of life. This is an album of supremely sensitive songs that look at human issues and circumstances – there are reflections on relationships, from the perspective of both the good and bad.
The opener is the powerful ‘Afraid Of The Dark’, the reality of ‘Suit and Tie’ follows before ‘Give Me A Reason’ reveals its fatalistic honesty before the essential truth of ‘Potions And Poisons’. There’s a gentle feel to this album driving its foundation of bluegrass tradition with the help of soul and folk and old time - blends and combinations that come together to create something special.
Head For The Hills are Adam Kinghorn (guitar, vocals) Joe lessard Violin, vocals) Matt Loewen (bass, vocals) and Sam parks (mandolin, vocals, violin) featuring on selected tracks Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard) Erin Youngberg (vocals) Ryan Dickery (viola) and Dana Shin (cello).
Review: Tom Franks