The Linemen would be perfect for my failed honky-tonk Friday feature. The Linemen don’t seem to do a hard country though; instead they flitter around the edges of Buddy Holly, The Derailers, and Dwight Yoakum. I’m no expert but these two songs; and especially “Through Side One” with it’s references to vinyl, listening to all the sad songs, Ray Price, and finding some solace in music; are pretty special.
Buy The Linemen’s debut record here.
In more news from the realm of honky tonk, Dale Watson’s new record, from the cradle to the grave, is now available from Hyena Records. I wrote about it here back in February. Here’s his new video for the song “Justice For All” starring that dude from Desperate Housewives. Pre-order this April 24th release here now.