Band Review:

“Hootin’ and hollerin’ and holdin’ back the tears…”
The New York Times

Album: Honky Tonk

This is a brand new 10 tune CD by this wonderful New York City based Western Swing band. In the vocal spotlight is Thirsty Dave Hansen who is joined by the awesome fiddles of Kenny Kosek and Bob Mastro and the wonderful pedal steel guitar of Skip Krevens. Steve Alcott plays bass and Van Manakas is the very talented lead guitarist. Dave Sonneborn is the group drummer and is also heard on background vocals and the lead vocal on Ray Griff’s Step Aside, a Texas dance hall standard from the library of the late Faron Young. The album opens with a Dave Hansen original with strong Top 10 potential, King of the Blues

The album also includes Western Swing standards done in the group’s special style, Right or Wrong from both Bob Wills and Milton Brown and also My Confession from Bob Wills. Also included are other really nice Dave Hansen originals, the Texas dance hall styled A Power Tool is Not a Toy and Car Trouble. Then there is the traditional instrumental Fire on the Mountain, Marty Robbins’ pop/country classic Don’t Worry, from the Hank Thompson library, Drunkard’s Blues and an early Mel Tillis composition from the Webb Pierce library, The Honky Tonk Song.

The CD is available through CD Baby for $15. or downloaded from iTunes, Amazon or Googleplay.

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“One of the most enjoyable recordings I’ve heard in years.” 
~Maurice Anderson

“Pretty damned good album”
Tom Morrell

“This album should be added to the collection of all fans of contemporary Western Swing or of any of theses fine musicians.”
Mike Gross

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