Of course this song by the Emmitt Nershi Band is not honky-tonk. But I’m being pretty loosey goosey with that term. The band gets it’s name from some real kings of the newgrass/jamgrass movement. Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) is on mandolin & vocals and Bill Nershi (the String Cheese Incident) is on acoustic guitar and vocals.
On the title track “New Country Blues” the musical performances are near virtuosic and the lyrics hit all the key country themes (corn whiskey, country life vs. city life, and holding your best girl in your arms).
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