It's rare when "hillbilly music" sounds even remotely appealing, but exceptions must be made in the case of Mountain Sprout. The Arkansas four-piece features bass, guitar, banjo and fiddle, and the band's unpretentious twang sounds like a throwback to the riotous days of moonshine and shotgun weddings.
With songs like "Screw the Government" and "Town Drunk," it's clear that Mountain Sprout cares very little about making a good first impression, which is probably why the band is so much fun.
Mountain Sprout at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club, Saturday, November 16. Details here