Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Fats Kaplin | The Fatman Cometh & World of Wonder (Pulp Country)
Multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin has played behind everyone from Jack White to the Judds; now this name on the credit line steps out on a double CD of his own songs (plus some arrangements of traditional numbers). Americana is the broad label and within that, Kaplin displays great range. The fast fiddling of â€śShakinâ€™ Down the Acornsâ€ť segues easily into the moody balladry of â€śThe Ghost Waltzâ€ť and the lively turn-of-the-last-century string orchestra sounds of â€śDust Rag.â€ť Kaplin shows confidence and command in many styles.