RECORDS REVIEWS - Album | Ikes Creek – Up, Rising
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
For Folk's Sake - Jonathan Frahm • 17 November 2019
When Ikes Creek first came to be, Korey Simeone, Mark Sanfilippo and Gabe Davis claim that it was entirely by chance. Still, in those initial moments, a creative fire must’ve been stoked. Rounded out now by Thomas Moose and Cori Cable Kidder, the Los Angeles quintet produces Western Americana that crosses the bridge between folk-driven roots rock of new and old. Shades of Petty and a Lumineer or two alike light the metaphorical bridge, tinges of brilliant, bluegrass-fueled instrumentation leveled in for good measure. It’s this sound that won them the 58th Annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Music Festival in 2018, and it’s what’s getting listeners excited for the three-year-old string-band-that-could today. More...