For All You Break
Chicago's Down the Line continues to demonstrate that you don't need electricity to generate real power. Their music delivers mighty hooks and harmonies within smart songcraft and truly shining vocals. It's an acoustic mix-guitar, mandolin, violin, harmonica and djembe, driven by a lone-electric bass-that the Chicago Sun-Times praised as "an organic blend of rollicking pop." The group prefers to describe their sound more simply: acoustic pop. (Although when pressed, they explain, "If The Cars had kids with Fleetwood Mac, well, they'd probably sound like us.") However you label them, Down the Line creates music that's pure, unique and unforgettable.