First things first:
Catch me tonight at Conor Byrne in Seattle at 9PM, I’ll be doing a set of mostly brand new songs. 9PM, Ballard. Come at least to buy a Turtle Rock t-shirt. They are so soft.
In thinking more about where country music went wrong, I wonder if Shania Twain should shoulder some of that responsibility. It always seemed, in the 90’s, like she was the quintessential pop country star, but I heard it on the radio yesterday and it sounds nothing like country music. Maybe I am still wrapped in the lovely hay of Pickathon, but I think maybe the only thing holding together good country with bad country (my own terms, of course), is a perception of social and cultural background. Maybe. More on this later.