Deadstring Brothers photo courtesy of MCB fav Bloodshot Records
Saturday, October 4
Whitey Morgan & the 78s CD Release Party
w/The Deadstring Brothers, Shotgun Wedding, The Not So Good Ole Boys
Whitey Morgan & the 78s are Detroit's favorite outlaw country group. If you know what country music used to be and loathe the pop chart easy listening that dominates stations like WYCD, you'll love this. The roots of country music are despair, pain, sorrow and anguish expressed through song. Drinking, prison, hitting the road and leaving women--these are the classic themes in country and there is no flip-flopping allowed. These are the things that embody Whitey Morgan's music. Morgan hails from Flint and brings the hard time blue collar aesthetic that dominates that town straight into his songwriting. This show is the Detroit CD Release Party for the band's newest album, Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels.
The Deadstring Brothers are a alt-country group that splits their time and members between London and Michigan. Deadstring Brothers began in fall 2003 and have quickly gained a substantial following. The band has worked to develop their own take on the American Sound, drawing influences from a variety of sources. Not unlike Exile-era Stones, Deadstring Brothers deliver a menacing sound that draws equally on the melancholy of country ballads and the abandon of rock and blues. The bands music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the American Outlaw Movement, but is also informed by the song structure and understated aggression commonly associated with Detroit bands.
Shotgun Wedding is a project of The Sights/The Drinking Problem/Spitting Nickels' Eddie Baranek. Baranek heads off into unexpected territory with this one as he and vocalist/upright bassist Katie Grace croon Americana ballads and honkytonk-esque tunes with a pleasing level of sincerity. The Not So Good Ole Boys are up from Cleveland to play us their music to lie, cheat and steal to; showing us how it's done just south of Lake Erie.
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