Purveyor’s of “rust belt bluegrass,” Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Cabinet have won themselves fans in every neighborhood they play.
When we say “neighborhood,” we’re talking about the bluesgrass neighborhood, the jam band neighborhood and the indie neighborhood.
Bluegrass fans are into delicious tones and textures they hear when Cabinet takes the stage while indie kids dig the rock and roll attitude they bring to America’s most treasure. And jam band fans? Well, if they can dance to it, they dig it and Cabinet are nothing if not capable of inciting a dance riot.
Having recorded their widely-loved and critically-acclaimed debut for Ropeadope Records back in 2009, the band formed by guitarist Mickey Coviello and mandolin slinger J.P. Biondo have spent the last couple of years refining their electrifying live show. A particularly raucous affair one night in Harrisburg inspired the boys in the band to compile their favorites and put together a live one called Eleven.
“Elizabeth” is the tune we liked best when the boys slipped us a preview copy and they agreed it’s be a great Free MP3 of the Day. We don’t like to compare one band to another, but we’re convinced that if Pete Dawson and New Riders of the Purple Sage ever played CBGB, it would’ve sounded a little something like this. Enjoy this cut and preorder your copy of the album today.