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Album review: Nathan Bowles lets banjo do the singing

Black Twig Pickers banjo player Nathan Bowles always has been one to wander to his own sound. His offerings always have felt beautiful and arresting, if not slightly other-worldy, his use of banjo traveling within the spheres of African and Middle Eastern influence, as well as old-timey Appalachian music. On his latest album, “Whole and Cloven,” Bowles reveals a vast ...

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