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 "Websters defines a neighbor as "a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans". For a physical embodiment of that selfless characterization, look no further than the Caldwell-based, bluegrass-with-a-twist band, The Neighbors. For the last ten years, the quartet - which takes traditional and modern bluegrass and interveaves it with folk, country, old-time, cajun, celtic, rock and roll, and even some comedy - has been evolving both as musicians and as community caregivers. What began as a means to express a passion for acoustic music has emerged as a dynamic - bluegrass ensemble that nourishes both ears and souls."
— Allison West,Carolina Mountain Life

"Listening to The Neighbors, a mighty fine band from Lenoir, N.C., makes me wish I lived next door to them. Lead singer and guitarist Bob Henson, along with Gary Saunders on banjo and harmony vocals, Todd McCloud on bass and harmony vocals, and mandolinist Rick Everhardt have a good thing going. 
The self-titled release, The Neighbors, bears repeated listening. I love their song, Carolina, which is a musical travelogue that underscores what anyone who lives in or visits North Carolina knows - it is home       sweet home. Bob Henson's lead singing and the harmony vocals on songs like Dusty Country Roads, You Ain't Going Nowhere, and Should Have Stayed a Little Longer are burnished like fine leather - strong and beautiful. And here is grand picking from Gary Saunders and Rick Everhardt on tunes like Remington Ride, Whoa Mule, and one of my favorite versions of one of my favorite songs, Red Rocking Chair.
The Neighbors play traditional and modern bluegrass, run through their very own filter that adds at times a touch of folk, country, blues, and even a little bit of rock. It is great to see grown up men having this much fun! Highly recommended."

~ Joe Newberry  


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