Once upon a time, Cadillac Sky was a bluegrass band not a strictly traditional one, but a bluegrass band nonetheless. Their second album, Gravitys Our Enemy, made that designation a bit of a stretch. Letters in the Deep, the album theyll release on Dualtone in June, is so far from bluegrass that nobody will even think to link it to what theyre doing. And another thing: The new album is produced by Dan Auerbach, master of capturing rough-edged and reverb-drenched performances in the moment. The mandolin-guitar-fiddle-banjo-bass lineup is the one thing Cadillac Sky have kept, though there have been personnel changes in the last few years. But hard-driving songs with typical parts and divvied-up solos during the breaks are long gone. The band has transformed itself into a song-centric unit and headed for indie folk-rock territory, where the landscape morphs from track to track: CSNY harmonies here, Mellotron there.
Wed., March 10, 7 p.m., 2010