AS JULIA...............ponders the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental, she wonders,'why these guys, and why out here?' Fred Redekop and Jay Taylor have also pondered the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental. Faced with the obvious lack of repertoire in this genre, they felt challenged to combine their diverse influences and fill the void. Crafted by a self described 'down home' mandolin player and a decidedly 'downtown' bass player, this original quasi-alt-folk, funky yet fiddly sojourn takes the listener through the swampy backwoods of urban suburbia. Why these guys? Well maybe they just want to ride the crest of the wave of the looming swell of the coming popularity of the big and dinky charm of the bass and mandolin instrumental. And why out here? It's home.