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“Haunting Appalachian Folk”

“Honey Sweet Harmonies”

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LATEST REVIEW BY GEOFFREY HIMES (Paste, Nashville Scene, American Songwriter Magazine, Washington Post)

“Bolten leads Geraldine, a string band based in Ellicott City. Though the instrumentation (acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dance board and washboard) suggests a bluegrass band, Bolten’s songwriting  leans more toward the storytelling Americana of the Band (he has a song named after “Miss Moses” from “The Weight” and references “Whispering Pines” on the song “Appalachian Highway”)”

“The quintet’s debut album, “Harvester,” is a terrific conjuring up of an American history that lingers on into the present—an achievement due not only to the lyrics but also to a music that echoes the past. The songs evoke the landscape of the American South—from the coal-mining mountains to the faltering farms and then zooms in on characters facing the latest crisis. You can hear the full band play these songs around the region, but only at the Roots Café will you get to hear Bolten play those songs in stripped-down arrangements and talk about them.” – Geoffrey Himes