This time around, we have the latest from Little Pink, their third release, Gladly Would We Anchor. Taken from a line by Ralph Waldo Emerson from his essay on Experience (“Gladly would we anchor, but the Anchorage is quicksand”), the title is apt. While rooted in Americana, the band’s music does tend to float around a bit beyond that. We’ve got tinges of folk, forays into alt-country and even a scootch of old-timey rock ‘n roll.
The most immediate comparison for me is the Cowboy Junkies, but they also remind me a fair bit of Hoax Funeral and, at times, Pink Martini.
There is definitely some strong back porch music here. If you happen to own a hound dog and drink homemade corn liquor and yet still attended a liberal arts college and passed with above a 3.0 GPA, you’re really doing yourself a disservice if this one isn’t in your collection.