Angela Moore – violin, keys, fiddle, vocals
Dave Newlin – drums
Ikaika Cox – bass
John-Ross Boyce – vocals, guitar
Ryan Moore – guitar, vocals
The Troubles = Tom Waits + Hank 3 + Led Zeppelin
“The Plague” bursts out of the gate with equal parts whiskey, beer and Dionysian swagger, a sonic pestilence no doubt born from knocking back tall, cold ones at Provo’s ABG’s. Known in a previous incarnation as John-Ross Boyce and His Troubles, these Satanists of outlaw country have imbued their tunes with a gritty, hard rock edge at the helm of Boyce and his guttural croon. “No need for pentagrams, no need to light black candles,” growls Boyce over complementary fiddle and guitar from Angela and Ryan Moore, respectively, while the gut rock rhapsody swells behind them, courtesy of Ikaika Cox’s rumbling bass and Dave Newlin’s hammerin’ drummin.’ When the Wasatch Fault finally opens up and the Great Deceiver rises up to take us home, “The Plague” will be playing over the loudspeakers.