Pride by Ashley MacIsaac

Ashley MacIsaac is a traditionalist with a penchant for experimentation. His ability to cross the boundaries of folk, punk, garage rock, and metal all bound together by his astonishing fiddle-playing, branded him as an eccentric, an upstart and a pioneer.  Pride released September 27, 2005, on Linus Entertainment Records is my second review for this Canadian fiddler, singer, and songwriter from Cape Breton Island, my first review being for his Christmas album A Cape Breton Christmas.  This is also his first hard-core recording, abandoning the fiddle for guitar and vocals with a heavier feel than his previous work with such tracks on this eleven-track album as Bitch, Revolution, A Man Like You, Nights Wasted Away and much more.  This album was not received as well as his earlier work due his audience was not ready for him abandoning the fiddle for this album, but I felt that it still showcases great songwriting, an amazing performance, and a superb recording and is available on CD and digital download format from Amazon, Discogs, and other music outlets.

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