“In part, the band’s work sounds fresh because of its stylistic flexibility. Swing rhythm, jazz improvisation and blues phrase-making converge in almost everything it plays, but never in the same proportions. Moreoever, when Paterson plays pedal-steel guitar, he evokes specific country-music idioms; when he plays electric, he taps a more urban musical vocabulary.
Ultimately, though, Paterson and the Modern Sounds draw from uncounted genres in everything they play, thus eradicating firm musical boundaries. The fluidity of this approach keeps listeners guessing, while their zest for vintage repertoire cannot be denied.”
(original article found here)
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