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Over the next few weeks, I think about this band a lot. I think about how this bunch of kids has been able to seamlessly marry distinct yet similar music styles. This "tight, well-oiled machine," as Brian calls it, certainly appears to embrace and honor both the similarities and differences in the music it draws on. Brant himself is multicultural — American Indian and Irish. Perhaps people, like music, aren't really very different from each other, either.

One thing's for sure — at a time when differences between people are highlighted, even pitted against each other, these kids are embracing them. I saw no arrogant attitudes on stage or off. It made my heart glad.

Rootstand is at the Blind Pig on Saturday, September 4, and at TC's Speakeasy on Saturday, September 25.    (end of article)

[Originally published in September, 2004.]

 

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