The new Whitey Morgan and the 78’s album “Born, Raised & Live From Flint” is being released on Bloodshot Records December 2nd. Below there are a few words from Bloodshot Records about the new album.
With the Nashville establishment complacently riding a walmartized wave of bro-country, Whitey Morgan & 78s’ brand of tough and tight, loose and loud outlaw honky tonk is a breath of fresh motor oil, sweat, and grease. They are in bare-knuckle brawl for the soul of a cherished music form every night their boots hit the boards.
And because some bands just can’t be contained or content in a studio, WM78’s sound best where they are most at home: on stage. In the case of Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint, that stage is their home turf of The Machine Shop, Flint MI, where the beards and whiskey come right at you through the speakers, where you can feel the muscle behind the hustle.
Pulling favorites from their first two albums, including their self-titled Bloodshot debut (2010), plus three previously unrecorded songs, Whitey & the boys lay ‘em all out in the heat of the stage and in front of a crowd thirsty, really thirsty, for a good time. It’s Flint, a town not unfamiliar with hard times, but it could be anywhere.
Kicking off with the hometown shout out “Buick City Blues,” WM78’s keep it loud and proud, a wall of Waylon played to be heard over the sounds of the stamping plant. Drinking, cheating, fighting, and drinking – all the bases are covered.
Whitey’s originals are interspersed with in-the-pocket covers of Johnny Paycheck’s “Cocaine Train,” Johnny Cash’s “Bad News,” and a surprisingly affecting version of The Boss’s “I’m On Fire.” Rounding it all out is the Dale Watson-penned true-story ode to genius songwriter and handgun enthusiast Billy Joe Shaver, asking the age-old rumble-in-the-parking lot question: “Where Do You Want It?”
Like a high and tight fastball, Whitey Morgan & the 78s stand you up straight and get your attention on Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint. It’s a sound as hard-hitting as it is hard-headed. Flint’s been down, but it ain’t out. Same goes for classic outlaw country.
From Bloodshot Records
Really looking forward to this album. You should also check out their other releases :
See them out on tour :
Nov 13 Harvelle’s Long Beach, CA
Nov 14 Grumps Garage Lake Elsinore, CA
Nov 15 Hard Rock Hotel (Vinyl Room) Las Vegas, NV
Dec 03 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
Dec 05 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Dec 06 The Bottome Lounge Chicago, IL
Dec 12 The County Line Louisville, KY
Dec 13 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jan 09, 2015 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Jan 10, 2015 Whisky A Go Go West Hollywood, CA
Jan 13, 2015 Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace Bakersfield, CA
Jan 14, 2015 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 16, 2015 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA
Jan 23, 2015 Dante’s Portland, OR
Jan 24, 2015 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2015 Marquis Theater Denver, CO