By: Shelby Lum
For those of us who were born and bred below the Mason Dixon line, Country music seems to be our genre, something that we hold onto, something distinctly Southern.
Whitey Morgan & the 78’s are looking to change that stereotype.
Hailing from Flint, Michigan, the band is a different kind of Country band (although Morgan would rather not label the band).
He takes his influences from his family who moved up from the South. “My family is from the South and that’s what I do and where I came from,” Morgan said. “Well who the hell do you think built all those cars? It’s all those southern transplants up here.”
Whitey Morgan & the 78’s are looking to make a name for country music in the North. The band sings about driving, beers, and every other country staple within Southern music.
> His performance at Peachtree Tavern will not be his first visit to Georgia, but that doesn’t mean the band’s performance is going to be a cookie cutter concert.
The best part of Whitey Morgan & the 78’s music: the honesty. Their music is something crowds everywhere can relate with. It is not some overdone spectacle, and the band keeps it old school with their musical style.