Bratsch is a French combo that plays all kinds of European folk-roots music with a panache and enthusiasm that becomes infectious as you listen. It's accordion, violin, guitar, clarinet and etc., and it moves along nicely.
You hear a Gypsy influence, the Klezmer heritage, folk dance, a little Kurt Weill, balladry and much else besides.
Sometimes they sing and that works out well.
The odd-time signatures typical of some of the roots music of the region are handled with ease and intricate, ornate melodic figures come through like heat lightening on a hot summer's night. And sometimes they just throw a curve at you and do something rooted, but original sounding.
It's great fun and very well played. Bravo!