Gather The Good

Songlines Music Magazine
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Potently blending Irish traditional music, bluegrass and old~time Americana. We Banjo 3’s 2012 debut Roots of the Banjo Tree saw the Galway-based four-piece position themselves as prime movers in the push towards breaking ‘Celtgrass’ into the folk mainstream. The transatlantic acoustic mash-up on Gather The Good proves hugely enjoyable, the quartet pushing through one smartly crafted, deftly executed performance after another.”
– Michael Quinn, Songlines

Banjo supergroup We Banjo 3 has released a new album called “Gather the Good” and it’s stellar. Each of the We Banjo 3’s members is a smart and superb musician This album has the sound, the right stylistic balance and the band has the professional wherewithal to attract the audience. (Frankly, the world of country music would be the better for having them around!) Definitely one to check out.
– Daniel Neely, The Irish Echo

“We Banjo 3 have traced a particularly ambitious arc since their 2012 debut, The Roots of the Banjo Tree. Gather the Good sees them take their own sweet time with a finely calibrated repertoire…David Howley’s title song anchoring the collection in a panoramic sweep of optimism. Enda Scahill’s It’s Hard to Be 3 is another standout: contemplative and unhurried, it lets the banjo breathe free, untethered from the headlong rush towards oblivion that can hold lesser players in thrall. All in all, a deliciously bearable lightness of being”
– Siobhan Long, Irish Times

“We have discussed in detail this band’s meteoric rise to the current number one position in Irish-bluegrass-Americana-world-folk-blues-music. They are stunning, and incredibly popular. This album from the Galway lads is the best they’ve got right now, and that’s just about better than everybody else. This is the leading contender right now for Vocal-Instrument Album of the Year.”
– Bill Margeson,

“We Banjo 3 are among the very hottest exponents of the “Celtgrass” style. It’s the virtuoso banjo pyrotechnics of Pressed For Time which will undoubtedly compel the sweaty hordes of happy summer festival punters to queue for a copy of this CD”
– Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine

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