Welcome folks. Kick your boots up, get a cup of refreshment and lend an ear to some great new music.
Today we have a twang-drenched tune by Maine-raised/L.A. based Elijah Ocean. The song has our subject turning in early on a Saturday night as he’s drifting he frets that his lady is out good-timing and polishing buckles on a sawdust dancefloor at the local saloon. Probably dancing to songs just like this one. The song reminds me of a more zen version of Hank Thompson’s ‘The Wild Side Of Life,’ without the judgy angst.
Honky Tonkinâ€™ Again’ will also be included on Elijah Ocean’s next record ‘Blue Jeans & Barstools’ which He’ll independently-release on May 1st.
Of the album, Ocean says: “When Iâ€™m off the road I gig at these dance halls outside of LA where people have been two-stepping and line-dancing since the 80s. This record was inspired by my experiences in the bars and especially the dance feels of the music we play.”
Check-in for Elijah Ocean’s latest goings-on at his official web site.
BLUE JEANS & BARSTOOLS
May 1st, 2020
1. Honky Tonkinâ€™ Again
2. Behind the Times
3. My Match
4. I Left My One Spot (Back at the 5 Spot)*
5. The Blues Are Cryinâ€™ for Me
6. Cleaned up in Vegas
7. Good Clean Livinâ€™
8. Bring Back That Bakersfield Sound
10. Big Vacation
11. Outlaw Through and Through
12. Blue Jeans & Barstools