It’s not very difficult to become a fan of the Rubber Knife Gang. There are a lot of string bands around town whose styles range from the most traditional to more modern versions of folk themes. I love bands made up of musicians who have really delved into their roots and found their voices in a different time. I think the Rubber Knife Gang is one of those throwback bands, but I don’t mean these guys should have lived during the Bill Monroe era or their lyrics sound like they were written 100 years ago. It’s more like somebody took away Curt Cobain’s electric instruments, so he decided to make a string band… and let Dave Grohl play banjo.