You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
Zoe Muth - If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter
Ladies, take this to heart.
It was cold Thursday night in January when I first met you at the bar. We’d been smoking our cigarettes with the heater on, listening to Elvis in my car. Well the place was pretty empty. I worked on my second rum and Pepsi, just longing for the sound of a sad country song. When you moved a little closer I had no intention of saying “no sir”, then you asked me for a quarter…that’s when it all went wrong.
You know I’m a jukebox honey, but I ain’t got much money. Said you had song that you wanted to hear so I gave my change to you. When I heard that jukebox start, I knew the cupid’s dart had missed its mark. If I can’t trust you with a quarter, how can I trust you with my heart?
It was still another week ‘til payday and I had a big old pile of laundry to do. I’d been saving my quarters for a wash and dry, but like a fool I gave them all to you. Well they say a decent man is hard to find when your taste in music is as good as mine and I just could not ignore what I already knew. When you said that you’d never heard of John Prine, well I knew right away you weren’t worth my time. And I’m sorry to say hon before we’d begun, we were already through.
You can call me stubborn, you can call me a snob. You can even call me downright mean, but I’ve got the finest record collection that you’ve ever seen.
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers - Country Blues
This song is so damn good - Zoe’s voice, the arrangement, the subtle electric guitar work, the mandolin solo & the fade out/in of the band at the end - just perfect. One of my favorites so far this year.