Oakland based three-piece folk group Mornin’ Old Sport has their first full length album on the way and a new single that’s tearing up the blogosphere. The vintage-versing trio officially released their second single “When the Bomb” this month and it’s an appropriate title for their self described “neo pre-war Americana” sound.
What’s pre-war Americana? Think ukeleles, duets, and, as evidenced by the title of their first EP, tracks your grandparents will jam to. This tune and the record’s other single, “Katie”, have a lot of bluegrass twang that’s reminiscent of Hank Williams or Patsy Cline, artfully blended with the younger generation folk sound of acts like Wild Child and M. Ward.
A sound that’s clear to turn heads in the bay area, the group originated in Boston where all three members attended the Berklee School of Music. The name, Mornin’ Old Sport comes from the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby, so look to the green light at the end of the dock – these guys are a band to watch.