Bill Frisell, The Willies

By Corinna Callsen

The Willies is charming because of its simplicity. Acoustic and electric guitars combine with banjo and bass for 16 songs–no lyrics, and no extravagant synthesizer sounds. Even though the variations between the songs are subtle and the country influence can be heard in every song, the cd doesn’t get annoying. Well-arranged, relaxing music, especially nice on a car ride (tested on the way to Bragg Creek) is the final result of the trio’s work. The compositions by Bill Frisell are turned into heart-felt music and are very enjoyable for people who can appreciate self-made music.

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