Gratiot Lake Road
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Gratiot Lake Road, the husband and wife duo Ben and Emaleigh Jensen, plays modern folk music with Ben finger picking on an acoustic guitar and Emaleigh playing a closed-back banjo.
“There is a lot going on here, but none of it jostles the centerpiece: Jensen’s wraithlike voice. Perhaps this in part due to the fact that her husband Ben is Gratiot Lake Road’s main accompanist. The whole album feels like reading a novel co-written by Bram Stoker and John Steinbeck. When people say that ghosts are real this is what they mean. They mean that musicians can create works that put a ghost in your head. Not a ghost that opens doors and creaks on stairs in the dead of night, but a real ghost that can climb down into you and take apart the very fabric of your being.” — altdaily.com