This is hard country…nothing “alt” about it. These are old school crying-in-your-beer-because-your-brother-ran-off-with-your-wife-and-truck songs. I was really disappointed when they broke up, because no else is really making this kind of music (this well) anymore. Nashville wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole.
Sidenote: Star Room Boy, Johnny Neff, is one of my all-time favorite lap steel players. Sad and beautiful at the same time. For an example, download “Foolish” below.