Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance album coverIf the apparition of Flannery O’Connor threw a catfish shindig in an Alabama cemetery on a sun-shining evening, the Pine Hill Haints would be the band that performed from twilight to starlight. The Pine Hill Haints play southern rock from rural Alabama. They play ghost music – bluegrass, folk and rockabilly – traditional American music that most of the world has dead forgot. The Haints’ sound is bound by time-honored country instruments like the harmonica, washtub bass, fiddle, washboard, mandolin and saw, but there’s a wild holler and shout in there as well. For a walk down the supernatural line where two-and-a-half-minute songs recount love, loss and here-and-there hope, have a listen to their 2007 release, Ghost Dance.