Tanana Rafters are the Alaskan-born Blues Folk Rock outfit who will challenge every preconception you hold towards the genre with their up and coming single “For My Father”. For My Father is just one of the tracks to feature on their upcoming album release. If you’re a fan of eccentrically immersive Folk, you should probably start getting excited about it right about now.
While it may be a struggle for some Blues Folk artists to create a contemporarily compelling sound, in the deft hands of frontwoman Jamie Whiteman and her band, individuality flows authentically. Around the more archetypal Blues sound, the electric guitar riffs easily find their place in the tight eclectic arrangement, yet, the riffs wouldn’t be out of place in a Progressive Rock track which gives For My Father a nice touch of distinction. The soundscape is further complemented by the use of the mandolin, up right bass, and of course by Jamie Whiteman’s evenly harmonic vocals.
You can check out Tanana Rafters’ latest album “BEND” for yourselves from March 23rd, 2019 when their album will be available across all streaming platforms.
In the meantime, head on over to their website where you can check out their earlier releases.
Review by Amelia Vandergast