Personnel: Kurt Marschke (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, mandolin); Spencer Cullum (guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro); Jason Charboneau (cello); Jeff Cullum, Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Ross Westerbur (piano, Wurlitzer organ); E. Travis Harrett (drums); Eric Hoegemeyer (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Dan Currie.
Recording information: DSB Recording Studios.
In 2007, and out of Detroit of all places, chugged the Southern rock record of the decade. The Deadstring Brothers' sophomore effort, SILVER MOUNTAIN, does everything so right--chiming Rhodes chords, blazing pedal-steel solos, great songwriting hooks, and gritty male/female blue-eyed-soul vocal trade-offs--recalling vintage Mother Earth, BROTHERS AND SISTERS-era Allmans, or A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINK-era Faces. But SILVER MOUNTAIN is no mere retro exercise, as it roars on every track with the intensity of a true revival. Sometimes a band just gets it. This is one of those times.
Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]ll pedal-steel guitars, barroom holler and sweatily soulful vocals from Masha Marjieh."
No Depression (p.105) - "[Mascha Marjieh's] husky, sultry alto provides the punch that horns did for the Stones."