Texas newgrassers Cadillac Sky went against the grain not too long ago when they drafted traditional-leaning Ohio multi-instrumentalist David Mayfield to fill a suddenly vacant guitar chair. But as their new brand new EP, Weary Angelreleased by the band after their departure from Skaggs Family Recordsshows, the counter-intuitive move has paid off. The collection includes a whimsical take on Video Killed The Radio Star, but its built around twin versions of the title trackone pretty much in the quintets established groove, the other a snarling rocker, both emotionally urgent and sonically huge, along with a somber, restrained I Will Follow You Into The Dark that features a tasteful but bravura solo by bassist Andy Moritz. The set marks C-Sky as a band to keep a close eye ontheyre still on the move, in some impressive (if occasionally opaque) directions.
Wed., July 1, 9 p.m., 2009