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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. »»»
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Concert Review: Ely wears well – Joe Ely is the prototypical rambler. It comes through in his music and in his life. There are lots of elements in the music about travels, riding the rails, small town scenery and getting away from it. In fact, after playing "I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty" as the first song of his encore, Ely opined, "The only thing I got out of... »»»