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Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

Started in 2009, BKOM has over 4,000 unique posts related to country music, including western wear and folk art. Explore the archives to find your favorites.
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The Complete Hank Williams Disc 1

Hank Williams - Move It On Over

Hey, it’s Hiram King “Hank” Williams, Sr.’s birthday. He’d a been 91 if he would’ve gotten out of this world alive.

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Kelly Willis - Take It All Out On You

That guitar riff…or is a bass?

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Trying to make up time with 16+ hour drives. I know the plight of a long distance trucker.

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The Little Darlin' Years

Johnny Paycheck - Motel Time Again

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Linda Hargrove - Blue Jean Country Queen

I don’t know where or how I found out about Linda Hargrove, but she’s definitely an unsung country treasure from the 1970.

All you denim & outdoors lovers should embrace this and spread it around.

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Everything Except Goodbye

John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff - The Man I Used to Be

Formerly of the Two Dollar Pistols, John Howie Jr. forges his own way with The Rosewood Bluff. You can hear the rest of this fine album on Bandcamp.

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Bo Day Shus!

Mojo Mixon - Elvis Is Everywhere

"Elvis is in Joan Rivers but he’s trying to get out, man! He’s trying to get out! Listen up Joanie Baby!”

RIP Joan Rivers - a powerful force in comedy who paved the road for so many.

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Joe Ely

Joe Ely - All My Love

Is this thing on? Been a little crazy/hectic/uprooted/discombobulated at BKOM Headquarters, but let’s get back on track with this fine tune from Joe Ely’s debut all the way back in 1977.

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Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited

Kris Kristofferson, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - The Ballad of Ira Hayes

Well, this is the most honest/wrenching thing you’ll hear today.

From the new album, Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited.

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Valerie June and The Tennessee Express

Valerie June and the Tennessee Express - Raindance

Did you know Valerie June teamed up with Old Crow Medicine Show for an EP back in 2010? Me neither.

Valerie bills her music as “Organic Moonshine Roots”. She owns a unique voice that will perk up your ears and stick with you. Prior to her label debut from 2013, Pushin’ Against A Stone, she released two self-produced albums and two collaborations - the one above, plus The Wandering - Go On Now You Can’t Stay Here, which also featured Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, Luther Dickinson and Sharde Thomas. 

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The Grand Old Gospel

Porter Wagoner & The Blackwood Brothers Quartet - There’s A Higher Power

Wash away the sins on Saturday night with a Sunday spiritual.

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The Complete Smash Sessions

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam

Get your Saturday night dance party started.

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When The Whiskey Calls

The Freightshakers - When The Whiskey Calls

I had heard of these guys, but until a few weeks ago hadn’t seen them live. You know how it is - they’re based in Orange County and who in their right mind goes there when you live in L.A.? 

Anyhow, they ended up playing a bar in San Juan Capistrano and billed it as Chicken Shit Bingo. If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s paying a few bucks to bet on where a caged hen will drop a turd. An hour drive to San Juan Capistrano to hang with the swallows then? OK, let’s go.

First off, the bar The Freightshakers played at, Swallows Inn? It’s one of those places covered head to toe in ephemera. Like going to a cowboy/biker version of McSorley’s in New York. 

The band played in the corner with the chicken close to the stage (bottom right). They play originals and the honky tonk classics, even with a little Dale Watson mixed in. The lead singer, Gethen, was a real personable guy - gave me shit about taking pics of the hen and then came out after the set and introduced himself by means of apologizing for said shit giving. 

Look…dancers! Everyone in LA is too cool for school when it comes to two-stepping at shows. Not here. They’ll boot scoot your ass out of the way if you’re just gawkin’ on the dance floor.

At the end of the day, there was good country music, awesome people watching, but unfortunately for this guy, no winning bingo numbers. 

If you’re in the California metropolitan region and like some hardcore honky tonk music, go see a show when they come around. Even if you’re not, The Freightshakers aren’t hard to find…

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We're Gonna Hold On

George Jones & Tammy Wynette - (We’re Not) The Jet Set

Tour Rome, Athens and Paris with the Joneses in your classic song of the day.