The Sawtooth Brothers are in fact brothers from two different families. On one side are Clint and Luke Birtzer and on the other are Jess and Ethan Moravec. They have been playing together for over eight years and have been dazzling audiences with their vocal harmonies and vibrant, organic instrumentation. The band's latest One More Flight was produced and engineered by Dan Deurloo and contains radio ready songs that are in the top echelon when it comes to professional recordings.
Country and bluegrass are the most overt styles on the album but this is also a pop album. Songs like “What’s Her Name?” and the opener “Another Cliché” are sing-along type songs that arguably have more in common in current country pop than traditional bluegrass and country.
That being said there are some songs here which veer towards traditional bluegrass like the exceptional “Country Road X.” This song is a certified fast paced highlight which is not only catchy but also has some instrumental ear candy. That fiddle sounds awfully good.
There are other highlights on the album but I think it comes down to preference. “Summer All The Time” feels like it would be a proper song to listen to while chillin’ in a pool with a margarita while “The River and You” is a feel good song that simply makes you feel good. They continues with “I Should Be Going” and the excellent closer “Take Me Away.”
One More Flight is a cohesive and consistent album. The brothers do a great job establishing a feel and vibe to the album that gives you a very clear idea of their sound. That combined with above average songwriting and I can deem One More Flight a success.
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