JEFF CURTIS: Summertime Stridulations: CD

This guy, Jeff Curtis, decided to learn banjo during COVID. Of the project, he says, “I fully acknowledge that much of my playing here is flat-out atrocious and not always completely in tune; but it all feels natural to me—this is about the sounds, not about being an amazing technically player” and if that’s not some punk aesthetic in a sentence, I don’t know what is. It does sound kind of like a sitar sometimes though, so I’m not totally sure what’s going. Overall, points for putting this out; it took either guts or complete oblivion. –Theresa W. (Coffee Hut)