Eleven Hundred Country
Mike Sudhalter | April 21, 2010
Eleven Hundred Springs mines the Texas Dancehall sound
BR5-49. Junior Brown. Asleep At The Wheel. It's rare to find country music that would be popular in the late 40's/early 50's on the airwaves of today's country stations.
Heck, even the country oldies stations broadcast hits from the 1970's and 1980's, and bill it as classic.
When I heard about Eleven Hundred Springs, I truly thought they were another Texas Country band. And I really enjoy the country-rock-folk-blues fusion of Texas Country.
Even the album cover - with a longneck bottle and an arm with tattoos on it - suggests that the package inside features the edgier, modern sounds of Texas Country.
But I was totally caught by surprise when I heard their music, tailor-made for a night at an old-fashioned dancehall.
This band tours primarily throughout North and West Texas, and their songs are about the age-old themes of drinking and heartache.
And I have to give them bonus points for their clever song titles, "Great American Trainwreck" and "Show Me The Money (Or I'll Show You The Door")