Rootsville, Belgian magazine/website (translated)

Esquela: Canis Majoris
| 2016
This American band makes roots music of that country certainly worth listening to...
This American band makes roots music of that country certainly worth listening to. Esquela has only existed since 2010 but as a true ‘Canis Majoris’ she managed to shine.

Guest musician Eric “Roscoe” Ambel was producer for their album. Nearly all the songs were written by John ‘Chico’ Finn and for the song “Sorry,” he gets the help of his spouse Becca Frame. They do the majority of the vocals and on this track they both offer their apologies as they bring good listening Alt-Country.

Sound barrier “Blue Canoe” is the only cover on the album and where the vocals of Becca and John are in perfect harmony. ‘Gold Digger’ is a song where some blues influences come into play. The voice timbre of Becca makes us think of Janis Joplin. With ‘Need Not Apply’ we are somewhere on the Irish coast in the folk scene. With the banjo and tin whistle Tom White lets us immediately taste the green island, delicious.

An album of “Esquela” contains enough variety to appeal to many different lovers tendencies.