It’s always revealing to hear people from other countries playing bluegrass. Listening to Don Cavalli and Eric Gloaguen is a study in contrast. Gloaguen is a fine banjo player who may be familiar to readers of this magazine – he plays pretty much the way it ought to be done. Cavalli’s vocals are just different enough to make you sit up and notice that something is different. It’s not just his slight accent – he has a different approach and way of phrasing that makes you sit up and pay attention. This is a fine, fun recording.
Don Cavalli & Eric Gloaguen
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Eric Gloaguen; 73, route nationale 20; 91310 Montlhery, France
Published in Bluegrass Unlimited, September 1999. Used with permission.