The Graveblankets are back! Though the members have been busy with other musical projects, the popular Folk/Rock/Pop group hasn’t put out a proper recording since 2000’s Where It Hurts. The Blankets make their triumphant return Saturday at Molly Malone’s in Covington with a refreshed lineup — regulars Chris Arduser (that's him on the left), George Cunningham and Bob Nyswonger are joined by 18-year-old vocalist/fiddle master Rosie Carson — and some new tunes.
The band will have copies of a new self-titled, four-song EP available at the show, a teaser release in advance of a new full-length album.
The four new tracks are classic Graveblankets, marked by instantly memorable melodies, flawless musicianship and the untouchable songwriting of Arduser. Carson’s contributions are most evident on closer “Bad Decisions,” as she offers sublime string work and stellar harmonies.
One listen and fans of the band (and the members’ work in local legends psychodots and The Bears) will be begging for that long-player.
(Get show and venue details here.)