THREE DAY THRESHOLD: Homecookin'This is cowboy punk. Country-core, if you will.
Sure they rock, but not like your average bear. First and foremost, Kier Byrnes (vocals, banjo, mandolin, harp, guitar), Sam Reid (guitar, mandolin), Johnny Ransom (bass), Jack Morris (drums), and Jason Warne (bodhran) pay homage to American bluegrass, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins - then they rock. "Undisclosed Location Breakdown" is a traditional fiddle/banjo workout, nicely segueing into a raucous take on "Whiskey, You're the Devil", a traditional Irish folk tune. "20 Flight Rock" could be Bill Haley, while "Rumbalaya" brings to mind Buddy Holly.
This is a great pub disc, something to throw on when a lot of beer is flowing and the inevitable start of the workweek is being delayed. (above review by Brian Westbye, The Noise)
"What would happen if Jim Hendrix got together down by the river with Bill Monroe and the banjo player from Deliverance? Season it with couple old Irish guys and it would sound something like Homecookin', the second full length record by Kier Byrnes' electric bluegrass creation, Three Day Threshold. With the exception of the rockabilly cover of Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock" and the grudge-infested "The Pearl" that seem out of character with the album's vibe, Homecookin' is chock full of knee slappin' tunes with some electric pizzazz. Byrnes' banjo and harp playing is superb and Sam Reid's Stratocaster skills shine, whether he's playing down home country or straight up blues-rock." - Pete Valle, Northeast Performer
"The group would mutate heavy metal songs, exploding into a frantic country jam in the middle and ending with Byrnes (banjo and vocals) colliding into Reid (lead guitar) and bassist Johnny Ransom while Jack Morris patiently held things together." - David Wildman, Boston Globe
Check out the artist's website:
1. Undisclosed Location Breakdown
2. Whiskey, You're the Devil
3. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
4. Hogtied (the True Story of Arthur Henry Porter Brown)
5. 20 Flight Rock
8. Banks of the Ohio
9. The Pearl