Coming from Flint MI, the always forgotten civic little brother to Motown but no less a hard town with empty factories and emptier prospects, loaded Whitey Morgan & the 78’s with that survivors’ f.u. mentality. The self-titled debut Bloodshot album was recorded at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock NY, and while their antecedents are pretty clear, Whitey and the boys play with a muscular attack and energy that makes us think they HAD to learn to play it that way to be heard over the din of the stamping plant and its ghosts.
Mason Reed has a story to tell. A story filled with broken hearts, bad luck, bloody concrete, rotten chances, ghosts, devils, witches, and women your mother warned you about. When you listen to his music, you can hear something special happening. Reed’s new five-song EP, “You Can’t Come Back From Heaven,” featuring his unique, soul-filled, smoky voice, is evidence that the singer-songwriter genre still has a few tricks up its sleeve, and that real Americana music hasn’t been fluffed over with soft, computer-generated guitar sounds and auto-tuned pop punk vocals. Instead, some of the genre’s underground heroes, like Reed, are conjuring music and sounds as raw and haunting as ever before.
See Whitey Morgan & The 78′s w/ Mason Reed at Peachtree Tavern on Thursday, March 14th!
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