The Clumsy Lovers began falteringly at first, befitting their name, but developed a grassroots following for their fluttering Americana blend while performing around their native Vancouver, British Columbia, and later the American Northwest. Like a sports team that jells in the playoffs, the Clumsy Lovers hit their stride in 2001, when they added Jason Homey, a championship banjo player (literally) who doubles on mandolin and guitar. With fiddle player Andrea Lewis, Homey keys the quintet's furious bluegrass-Celtic rock, making them sound like the Pogues if they'd grown up in thrall of Johnny Cash and Ricky Skaggs. Homey's role as Batman to Lewis' Robin highlights the... More >>>