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Durango Americana band The Great Contention has an affinity for darkness – (Click to see the full article)

“It’s not bluegrass. It’s not folk. It lies somewhere in between: a gritty and aggressive marriage of the two with influences of acoustic blues and alternative country. There is no fluff, and it’s not even lyrically “happy,” as both Gable and Standard have an affinity to listen to and write darker songs. There’s beauty in these dark tales of jilted lovers and drunken revenge, men who have had their hearts ripped out and stomped on by an ex, or miners off to work in the ground day after day, year after year and coming up penniless. It’s real.” – Bryant Ligget in DGO Magazine, March 30, 2016