Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Marty Brown- Honky Tonk Special
Hey, whatever happened to Marty Brown? The country traditionalist hasn't released an album since 1996. There's pitifully little information available about the man. I recall that 60 Minutes once aired an incredibly condescending feature on Brown's "hillbilly" ways. Maybe it crushed his spirit. It's too bad, because Brown might have prospered with the No Depression crowd if only he'd stuck with it. This moralistic Hank-inflected song is from his 1991 debut.
I'm very fond of The New Tragedies. Fans of Rumours' unforgettable melodies and harrowing personal politics will love the two samples the Kansas City duo is offering from their forthcoming Souvenirs EP.
Kansas City Click: Megan Birdsall is at Jardine's. The curious are advised to audition her interpretation of "Dear Prudence."