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Monday Night Country Music

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:46 pm

Yeah, I don’t feel like talking about Chuck Hagel either. So let’s spin some tunes.

Don’t let the title of the post scare you. I’m not generally a fan of country music myself — just country rock. But these bands qualify for the latter title, even if they are classified in the former.

They’re two great bands from Austin, Texas (originally hailing from Idaho): Micky and the Motorcars and Reckless Kelly. Watch the clips and then I’ll clue you in on an interesting factoid.

First, Micky and the Motorcars:

And a subversive Reckless Kelly video about breaking out of jail:

I can’t help but close out with another Reckless Kelly tune, just because of all the shots of Austin:

The factoid: these are bands of brothers. You know how I said both bands are from Austin, but originally came from Idaho? That’s because there are four brothers in these two bands: Micky and Gary Braun from Micky and the Motorcars, and Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly.

Check out Micky and the Motorcars and Reckless Kelly at Amazon. I used some gift cards to go wild and bought 4 Reckless Kelly albums and 3 from Micky and the Motorcars.

What’s next? Boots?

18 Responses to “Monday Night Country Music”

  1. I had boots as a kid.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  2. Good stuff.

    Dustin (73fead)

  3. Not bad, huh?

    Hey, what’s the difference between a fact and a factoid?

    Patterico (8b3905)

  4. Factoids are plausible lies, presented matter-of-factly as if they were true, so that many people are taken in.

    Milhouse (15b6fd)

  5. Begging your pardon, but Mickey and the Motorcars are a Western band (as in “we have both kinds of music here, country and western”). They just haven’t saved up enough money yet to buy a pedal steel guitar.

    Reckless Kelly has a mandolin player, so I am inclined to consider them Country, but one of the rhythm guitar players is wearing sunglasses. Without completely discounting the idea that he might be blind, I would consider them more Rockabilly-with-Mandolin, which is a genre that I just made up. Also, none of the band members wear hats. And do my eyes deceive me, or is that a minivan that dude is driving in the second video? Hank Williams just died all over again.

    JVW (4826a9)

  6. this should be a regular thing i think

    country music mondays is something i could look forward to

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  7. i been listening to this across the miles and I thought it was an everybody is also listening thing but so far the los angeles people I been saying hi to, they haven’t heard it well they should’ve somebody has dropped the ball

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  8. it sounds really good in snow but if you don’t have any snow you can just make pretend

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  9. Austin has a way of attracting great bands. In the late 70’s I saw Stevie Rat Vaughn 20 times in a year, playing small clubs in Austin.
    As well as Gatesmouth Brown,Fabulous Thunderbirds, Delbert Mcclinton, and scores of others.

    mg (31009b)

  10. There is a mandolin and fiddle player that tours wih Keith Urban from Ft Wayne. He is spectacular.

    I am in a Kip Moore and Eric Church phase of country music.

    JD (7782d6)

  11. The best country break-up song ever, by Reckless Kelly. Because of NSFW lyrics, released as a hidden track at end of a live CD.

    joepc (235d99)

  12. Eric Church just doesn’t make a bad song except for that country music jesus one is just weird

    too many bong hits come a sunday morning I think is where that one came from

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  13. That is so funny you say that, because that is one of my favorite.

    JD (5ed6bd)

  14. I hate when that happens… I like the up all night song a LOT by Mr. Moore and the hey purr girl song is really nicely done I think

    but my favorites one right now on the new eric church is the homeboy song it makes me think of bh

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  15. too many bong hits come a sunday morning I think is where that one came from

    Of that there is no doubt.

    JD (5ed6bd)

  16. i know everyone already knows she’s the next big thing but I love her more than pickles

    i don’t think her cd has dropped yet I checked several walmarts already plus a hastings

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  17. same hurt in every heart same trailer different park

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  18. Dear Patterico,

    The Braun brothers are great. For those of us long-time Tonight Show viewers, you might remember the appearance of the Braun brothers, along with their father Muzzie, back in 1993. Here is a link to the video on YouTube:

    There is a Braun brothers reunion concert every summer in Challis, Idaho, which attracts some fairly high profile C&W acts. Here’s a link:

    Yours truly,


    ThOR (0d3941)

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