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Blueflint

TWINKLE-FOOTED Americana folk types Blueflint are as authentic a proposition as you’re likely to encounter.

A delightful blend of bluegrass, country and Americana that is heavy on emotion and more so on musicianship, the Edinburgh quartet look ready to consolidate their early promise with second album Maudy Tree, which sees a release in mid-October.

The title track’s jangling acoustic guitars and plaintive harmonica is an especially affecting number, and so authentic that it sounds like it could have been recorded in a barn in the middle of a prairie field.

Throughout the record, there’s a lightness about Deborah Arnott’s and Claire Nelson’s interlocking melodies. That they don’t make their voices the centre of attention means that the whole band is afforded the opportunity to shine.

The Bongo Club, Holyrood Road,tomorrow, 7pm, £7, 0131-558 7604