What They're Saying...

Reviews and Interviews

• Shawn Underwood, Twangville.com
             
"Ragged Union is a great example of a group that keeps refreshing that genre (bluegrass) and Time Captain will appeal to old and new alike."

• Lloyd Brown, Fatea Magazine
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When bluegrass is played right, it impossible to resist the allure of that mountain music sound; and Ragged Union get it oh so right."

• Kevin Bourke, R2 Magazine
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A scorching live proposition"

• Ron Thomason, Dry Branch Fire Squad, High Mountain Hay Fever Fest
             " Ragged Union’s Hard Row to Hoe has the distinction of its title being the only text on the project that pays homage to the bluegrass originals of yesteryear.  But text is the operative word here.  This is your grandfather’s bluegrass music but not his lyrics or subject matter.  These tunes are “traditional” in their approach and in RU’s presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way.  And this is the crux:  that’s entirely different than how bluegrass music has been “updated” to date.  It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one likes about bluegrass music.  I’m too old for this—which is how it should be." 

• Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival
            “Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band – top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals!”

• Pete Wernick, Hot Rize
             "Geoff and Christina can really blend their voices, and their band adds fresh and crisp support. This is well-played Colorado bluegrass!"
      
• Charles R Humphrey III
             "Lead vocalists Geoff and Christina Union have surrounded themselves with some of Colorado's finest acoustic musicians on their latest cd Ragged Union "Hard Row To Hoe."  The Album is a thick and easy Georgia wind on an August afternoon.  Grab a glass of sweet tea, settle back on the front porch swing and enjoy the tunes!"
 

Ramble.net Time Captain Review December 2017
Elevation Outdoors November 2017
CTBA Interview November 2017
Twangville Time Captain Review October 2017
Westword Interview November 2017
Ashland Daily Tidings Interview August 2017

Songlines Magazine March 2016
R2 Magazine January 2016
Fatea-Records December 2015
Folking.com October 2015
Kelly's Country July 2015
Pow'r Pickin' Magazine February 2015
YellowScene Magazine October 2014



 

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