Ballad of Lucy Gray
The ballad of lucy gray is Hazy Loper's third studio album and once again features songwriters and singers patrick kadyk (banjo) and devon angus (guitar) spinning more dark and haunting tales through their unique blend of eastern and western sounds, only this time boasting a full band that includes upright bass, fiddle and drums. The album was recorded live and maintains a wild but dreamy swirl of lush and passionate sounds that are sure to stir the depths of the soul. 'take away the orchestral sway of 'arcade fire' and some of the precision of 'black heart procession' and you'll start to imagine Hazy Loper. The self styled gypsy-folk band bring to americana dollops of gypsy stylings to play a kind of creaking fractured folk music that is periodically enlivened with eastern chords. The songs are approached as a long boat approaches a wave; proudly upright, defiant even. The sea that they sail on is a dark one, moonlit, rough, deep and filled with monsters. The songs have an epic historical feel.' david cowling, americana-UK.