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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")

:: Posted at 12:44 AM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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