The only bluegrass band around today that's remotely comparable to Cadillac Sky is the six-man Mountain Heart, whose high-powered music has been built by the Ark into a local favorite among bluegrass audiences. Cadillac Sky pulls the music even further in a modern, youthful direction, and even if these musicians are caught up right now in trying to outdo a really striking first effort--their recent sophomore CD Gravity's Our Enemy is as original as their debut but less focused--their efforts bode well for the future of a genre that was almost written off for dead a decade ago.
Cadillac Sky makes its local debut at the Ark on Wednesday, November 19.
[Originally published in November, 2008.]
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