3 out of 5 stars
Three storied musicians come together for The Young Ancients. John Magnie and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes have joined forces with Colorado’s Cary Morin for a collection of acoustic rockers that manage to highlight each of the musicians’ broad backgrounds, while also coalescing into a new sound different than any of their previous projects. Although it is mostly Morin covering the writing credits on the album, Magnie and Amedée aren’t just a backing band. Their zydeco and swamp pop roots infiltrate each track, particularly on covers like “She Caught The Katy,” and blend with Morin’s more traditional blues to form a sound that’s equal parts Jazz Fest and Blues and Brews.