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 Tonkin’ 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 I’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 Tonkin’ Again
2. Behind the Times
3. My Match
4. I Left My One Spot (Back at the 5 Spot)*
5. The Blues Are Cryin’ for Me
6. Cleaned up in Vegas
7. Good Clean Livin’
8. Bring Back That Bakersfield Sound
10. Big Vacation
11. Outlaw Through and Through
12. Blue Jeans & Barstools