Thank you to The Next Gig in The Netherlands for this album review of CAME SEPTEMBER –
‘The British Country formation – The Twisty Turns, consists largely of members of Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings. The magisterial singer and bassist Jenny Trilsbach is part of both, as is guitarist Benjamin Gallon. In this journey to Country and Country Folk music the duo collaborates with violinist Jerry Bloom.
Came September has become a very fine album with Trilsbach singing in a more modest way than in her acoustic Rhythm and Blues work and there is a great deal of space for the violin playing of Bloom. It produces a strong album that starts beautifully with ‘So Bad’ and especially the impressive ‘By The River’. Less intense is the slow duet ‘All the Notes’ then the title track ‘Came September’ comes with pizazz where Trilsbach sings in great shape, ducking smoothly with Bloom’s Violin. Very Nice.
Nice intermezzo is the adaptation of the traditional instrumental ‘The Monkey’. Again a nice leading role for the violin. Then the second duet between Gallon and Trilsbach ‘Fade Away’ comes into its own. Gallon, who also wrote the song, vocally takes the lead.
Came September is full of melancholy and beautiful songs. The rhythm section with Trilsbach and Gallon offers Bloom the opportunity to showcase his violin. The voice of Trilsbach is a sensation on stage and is especially intense on this album. A song like ‘Sick Bad Wrong’ is phenomenally beautiful and one of the highlights of the album.
With this especially warm album, the debut on record for the trio, the band knows absolutely how to convince. Beautiful songs like the smooth ‘Only Blue’ and ‘Cannonball’ and finishing with ‘Leaves’ results in a very satisfying debut.’
On Friday 2nd February 2018 The Twisty Turns will be celebrating the release of their debut album CAME SEPTEMBER with a special album launch concert.
The evening begins at 8:30pm and the audience will be treated to an evening of live warm Country Folk music in a very nearly acoustic concert held in the elegant upstairs drawing room at The Betsey Trotwood in London.
September hath well and truly come, and what better time could there be to acquire yourself a copy of our new album CAME SEPTEMBER, packed full of original music in the Country Folk style. Smashing stuff… https://thetwistyturns.bandcamp.com/releases
CAME SEPTEMBER is the long awaited debut album from UK Country Folk trio The Twisty Turns. With 10 original songs and a bonus traditional fiddle tune, Came September combines great song writing and excellent musicianship with music that draws on influences from the old sounds of Country, Folk, warm Country Blues and Bluegrass. The Twisty Turns are creating their own twist on Country music and Came September will put the fire in your hearth and the rum in your punch.
We have just finished a great three days of music making for our first album CAME SEPTEMBER at Slam Door Studios. Thank you to Ed Rome for his masterful ears and fine work on the dials. CAME SEPTEMBER will be available to all and sundry this coming April… Look out!