Wherever the Folk Family Revival plays, the ground underneath seems more a sanctuary than a stage. Sure enough, the Lankford family, Mason, Barrett and Lincoln,Â once filled a pew at a Magnolia, Texas church where the brothers became fast friends with their soon to be brother and lead guitarist Caleb Pace. They played rockâ€™nâ€™roll in church for a time until the congregation found them a little too wild for their flock. So the family dug up their roots from that place and headed home to the little shed next to their parentsâ€™ house, the blue house, where the brothers honed their craft.
Beneath many hours of cosmic contemplation, tempered through many hours more of pressure and concentration, the boys fashioned a sound; clear and righteous, bold and forceful, complex and simple at the same time. Masonâ€™s lyrics ride the narrow edge of paradox and preaching, while the rumble of the band pulses with a fury of sacred rage. Theyâ€™ve come to shake the windows and rattle the walls. They will go down fighting.