The Boomtown Trio have a big sound fueled by bigger energy. Jaunty, plucky, and vibrant, the masterful Kristen Harris, Kelley McLachlan and Craig Butterfield whir through tunes. United by rich vocal harmonies, adroit champion fiddling, and renowned upright bass playing, their tunes are adeptly crafted and expertly delivered. A rare and wonderful combination of chamber music and folk music, the sorrowful Southern gothic songwriting of McLachlan springs from a rich tradition while also evoking a contemporary ethos. The Boomtown Trio proves themselves a rare and delightful musical experience. — Rachal Hatton