Michigan native Whitey Morgan is proving that country music isn’t just a Southern tradition as he’s set to release his new album Sonic Ranch via his own imprint, Whitey Morgan Music. Influenced by the Outlaw era of country music, Whitey Morgan makes music that bleeds honky tonk noir with a bit of rough and tumble edge to it.
Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Texas with Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers) as producer, the album reflects the fighting spirit of Morgan’s childhood.
"I got my ass kicked on a daily basis and fought like hell each and every time. A growth spurt eventually put a stop to all of that."
He witnessed his hometown of Flint go through a troubled economic time and how that influenced those around him and informed his musical styling saying “Growing up in Flint ignited the 'never give up' attitude I apply to every part of my life. That's what you learn when you grow up in that town. You also learn that you don't take sh*t from anyone, ever."
Sonic Ranch will hit stores on May 19 with a nationwide tour starting tomorrow in Valdosta, GA.
Whitey Morgan Sonic Ranch Track Listing:
- Me And The Whiskey
- Low Down On The Backstreets
- Waitin' 'Round To Die
- Still Drunk Still Crazy Still Blue
- Leavin' Again
- Goin' Down Rocking
- Good Timin' Man
- Drunken Nights In The City
- Ain't Gonna Take It Anymore
- That's How I Got To Memphis