10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Mack McKenzie Official

An incredible new release with logical progression from Sonic Ranch. A mature honky tonk stand point, while still ripping wild and free. Stellar! Hopes more than exceeded. -Mack

Loving the first single!!

Flocker1862

Honky Tonk Hell is incredibly arranger!! Can’t wait to see him @ The Ryman and before that Loud and Heavy

Worth the wait

Don Buffalo NY

Brett’s pedal steel could of carried this song on its own everything else just sweetened the deal. Simply the best at what they do in there genre another hit boys job well done.

About Whitey Morgan and the 78's

Although he resides in the automotive capital of Flint, MI, vocalist/guitarist Whitey Morgan (real name Eric Allen) is a country boy through and through -- and one particularly beholden to Waylon Jennings and his fellow outlaw country posse -- David Allan Coe, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Ray Wylie Hubbard, as well as country traditionalists Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. In 2005, Morgan began assembling a group of sympathetic Motor City musicians to become his 78's, these being guitarists Jeremy "Leroy" Biltz and Benny James, bassist Jeremy Mackinder, and drummer Mike "Pops" Popovich.

After making a name for themselves in the local clubs, Whitey Morgan & the 78's connected with Detroit's own typically hard rock-oriented Small Stone Records to cut their debut album, Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels, with crucial assistance coming from session pedal steel player Fred Newell. Morgan and company underwent some personnel changes when Biltz left and fiddle player Tamineh Gueramy joined. They signed with Chicago's Bloodshot Records in 2009; their first album for the imprint, a self-titled affair, was issued in October of 2010. Along with the band, the effort included guest appearances by Larry Campbell, Drew Howard, Pete Ballard on pedal steel, and Mike Lynch on accordion and piano. The album's release was followed by a national headlining tour featuring added bandmembers Travis Harrett on drums, and Brett Robinson on pedal steel. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek

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