The Greencards, Viridian

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews


the Greencards

The name? It's nothing more than a light joke: the Greencards are composed of three musicians that most likely have one (one Brit and two Australians form the core of the group). The bluegrass inflected pop they play, however, is anything but. Taking cues from all manners of Americana, the Greencards roll through the twelve tracks of Viridian with the sort of professionalism that earned them a touring spot opening for Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. “Here You Are” features a neatly plucked banjo, “River of Sand” opens with a plaintive violin. There are signs of expansion, though: opener “Waiting on the Night” sounds exactly like a Norah Jones outtake.