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Social Distortion, Sunny Sweeney release new music

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – Sunny Sweeney and Social Distortion are out with new releases today.

Sweeney, the Texas honky tonk singer, has received play on the country singles stations with From a Table Away. This is a five-song EP, the forerunner of a disc due out later this year. Other songs include Drink Myself Single, Amy, Staying's Worse Than Leaving and Helluva Heart.

Social D is back with "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes," its first disc in six years. Mike Ness is the guiding force between the punk/country twang band. The new disc contains 11 songs, including Bakersfield and Hank Williams' Alone and Forsaken.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»