Cahalen Morrison and Eli West - The Holy Coming of the Storm (4 stars)

Lap slide guitar, mandolin and clawhammer banjo from Seattle-based duo

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Cahalen Morrison and Eli West - The Holy Coming of the Storm

Self-released www.cahalenandeli.com

A good midwinter blues antidote, the serenading sounds and dynamic rhythms captured here ably showcase the thrilling musicianship and deep messages conjured up by Seattle-based duo, Cahalen and Eli.

Twelve original compositions and two traditional covers draw on Appalachian traditions with more than a wistful emotional nod to 24-year-old Cahalen’s Isle of Lewis-born great grandfather, a Gaelic poet.

Deft finger-picking on lap slide guitar, mandolin and clawhammer banjo ensure a lively, rootsy ambience for double harmony songs. Follow the buzz these guys will create.

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