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Album Review: Rucksack Revolution – Rucksack Revolution

On their debut album, the Wisconsin singer-songwriter and guitarist duo makes some of their most personal tracks yet, a collection of unvarnished folk/country songs with some unique stories to tell.

Coming together officially as a duo, Sarah Voswinkel of Dead Horses and Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, are releasing their debut album, Rucksack Revolution on February 11th, 2022. Featuring strumming acoustic guitars, flowing harmonies, and the stellar vocals of Voswinkel and Greuel, listeners of the folk country music genre have a lot to look forward to on the album. The collection of tracks on Rucksack Revolution draws you in with the soft melodies and acoustic riffs and then hooks you with the polished execution of lyrical narrative storytelling.

Rucksack Revolution excels at meeting the expectations of the typical folk/country album, but the duo’s unique lyrics and dynamic delivery set it apart from other albums in the genre. Tracks like “Winona” and others highlight the duo’s Midwest roots and their shared and personal experiences as local musicians and long time friends. The collection of tracks as a whole sets the tone for an easy listening experience, as Voswinkel and Greuel’s voices easily intertwine and untwine carried along by a variety of soothing acoustic melodies. Rucksack Revolution is the perfect balance of both unvarnished and elaborate songwriting and producing, creating a cohesive final product of raw and intimate folk country tracks.

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If you like Fleetwood Mac, The Head and The Heart, or Shakey Graves, you might also like Rucksack Revolution as their debut album shares similar styles and sounds.

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