I've been quietly sitting on this for a minute, guys: The new Turnpike Troubadours album is amazing.
Don't worry, I'm going to tell you more about it later (as in, not today), BUT: The band released my favorite track from the whole record as a single today!
'The Bird Hunters' is everything I love about this bunch of Okies: matter-of-fact story-telling, a good groove and characterization that would feel at home in a Breece D'J Pancake story (I'm thinking of 'Trilobites' here).
Don't worry, the rest of the album is this good too. They're playing the Jeff in Charlottesville with The Black Lillies (who have a new album coming out in October and a single on this playlist) on Oct. 28.
Also on here: A couple of tracks from the deluxe edition of last year's excellent Shovels & Rope release Swimming Time, a few tracks off the new Steep Canyon Rangers record out today, a killer track from the new David Ramirez album out today, and a track off Jason James' new album that is the vague inspiration for the headline.