Whitey Morgan – What Am I Supposed To Do
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:What Am I Supposed To Do
Available Date & Time: Sep 07 2018 09:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: n/a
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
"What Am I Supposed To Do"
From the new album Hard Times and White Lines
Debuted at #2 on Heatseeker Albums, #5 on Americana/Folk Albums & #5 on Independent Albums Billboard charts
"We’ve heard these subjects before but seldom delivered with such visceral vocal, lyrical and musical honesty…. Morgan’s finest set yet." – American Songwriter
"Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are a bright spot in a modern country landscape that all too often feels light years removed from its dusty, lonesome, bar-fighting glory days." – Noisey
"In terms of songwriting precision and quality of recorded performance, Whitey Morgan has established himself as one of the primary talents in outlaw country. I’m not one for hyperbolic commentary, but the guy seems incapable of writing a bad song, every tune he pens or co-pens showcasing a potent blend of traditionalism (heritage) and originality (rebellion). He pays homage to the genre’s icons while never failing to embody the spirit of outsider-ism." – No Depression
"At this point, the honky tonk formula is battle-tested and mostly impregnable; stick to the rules, and you’re bound to come out with something solid. Whitey Morgan has quietly been a leading modern practitioner of the form…Hard Times and White Lines has all the requisite kick." – Rolling Stone
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s critically acclaimed new album, self-produced by Morgan, was recorded in the Neve Room at famed Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas. Featured on the record are collaborations with acclaimed songwriters Travis Meadows and Ward Davis plus a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid.” Alongside Morgan, the 78’s consist of Brett Robinson (pedal steel guitar), Joey Spina (guitar), Alex Lyon (bass) and Eric Savage (drums).
Of the recording, Morgan shares, “It’s not like my vision happened overnight. I’ve been chipping away at it forever. It’s slowly evolving and it’s going in a little bit different direction. It’s not so straightforward anymore. This record definitely has a wider path, it’s broader, but it still sounds like a Whitey Morgan record.” With grandparents from Tennessee and Kentucky and hometown roots in Flint, Michigan, Morgan’s family geography has factored into his approach to music. Reflecting on his recent move to a small parcel of land near Yosemite in rural California with his wife and son, he says, “I’ve been drinking a little bit less and I got my kid at home now. I’ve been enjoying playing music so much more the last couple years.”
In a career spanning 15 years, Morgan has released five studio albums and a live recording from his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Additionally, he has toured relentlessly averaging over 125 shows annually.
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