Under-produced and rootsy, FERD’s debut album sounds as if it was recorded in someone’s back yard. 

This is a high compliment as the raw, uncomplicated sound is what makes FERD’s Feelin’ Like the Wind so charming, like a down-home hoedown on wax. 

The trio consists of former Hackensaw Boys fiddler Ferd Moyse, banjoist Matt Morelock and upright bassist Chris Stevens. Moyse plays foot percussion – bass drum and tambourine – while former Carolina Chocolate Drop Leyla McCalla’s cello graces four of the 10 tracks. 

The climax comes on the LP’s lone instrumental (“Blues a Bébé”) as mouth harp, Moyse’s ramshackle percussion and McCalla’s cello create a cacophonous celebration of complex simplicity. 

The LP ends with the dissertation on recidivism that is “Revolving Door.” It at first sounds as carefree as tracks like “Ain’t Gonna Worry” and “Classic Beauty,” but FERD manages to sneak in a bit of seriousness amid all the fun.