The Aquarian review of MOUNTAIN SUN

Rant’n’Roll, by Mike Greenblatt

Twins, Rich and Rob Kwait, are Cabin Dogs and their Mountain Sun (Crippled Hound Records) takes off where The Band ended. Maybe that’s because this self-released self-produced follow-up to 2011’s Midnight Trail and 2006’s Electric Cabin (produced by The Band’s Professor Louie) is filled with the kind of Band-like chops that fans of the rockin’ side of Americana music love. Rich plays guitar, mandolin and percussion. Rob plays bass, banjo, mandolin, guitar, percussion and harmonica. And their voices fit together like only twins can. They’ve got fiddle, drums, piano, organ, synthesizer and pedal steel in their septet. They’ve got no less than 16 originals under the Mountain Sun and one is better than the next. They’re based in Philadelphia now after a lifetime in upstate New York, and they’re always gigging. Catch ‘em if you can.