Band: Whitey Morgan & the 78’s
Date: Friday, Sept. 20, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $25 – $80, available at Mellow Mushroom and TicketWeb
Whitey Morgan & the 78’s will fill Soul Kitchen’s walls with modern-day outlaw country at its finest. Fifteen years ago, Morgan began forming his sound in Flint, Michigan. His debut album, “Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels,” showcased a country artist well-versed in the bold, foot-stomping sounds that made icons out of artists such as Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.
Now, Morgan is bringing the sounds of his fourth full-length album, “Hard Times and White Lines,” to the Azalea City. For this endeavor, Morgan traveled to Texas to lay down tracks at Sonic Ranch’s studios. While there, veteran songwriters Travis Meadows (Blackberry Smoke, Eric Church) and Ward Davis (Cody Jinks, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson) acted as collaborators during the songwriting process.
“Hard Times and White Lines” is a spectacular, twang-filled collection of modern outlaw country that begins with the profound, whiskey-soaked anthem “Honky Tonk Hell.” From there, this album presents Morgan’s evolution as a country artist. While he still clings tightly to classic influences, Morgan uses this album to establish his own place in outlaw country. Each track serves as a personal testament from a soul shaped by late nights, heartbreak and the endless road.
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