Through eight albums on Bloodshot, the Waco Brothers have blurred the line between country and punk with music brimming with grim romanticism, and joyous, near ecstatic, drunken stomps.
Paul Burch is a Nashville songwriting treasure.
It turns out that the rawness and rowdiness of the former, so at home in the blue collar and punk rock dives of Chicago, shares an emotional camaraderie with the traditionally minded and archetypal stories and songs that Burch has skillfully produced in his career, with both styles benefiting in surprising ways.
The result is a collaboration that will deliver a new album, Great Chicago Fire on 24th April via Bloodshot Records.
For now download the anthemic bluster of the Wacos, exemplified on the title song, with the whiff of T. Rex in its grooves
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