Kentucky HeadHunters release new single
Thursday, August 18, 2011
– The Kentucky HeadHunters released the first single, Great Acoustics,
from their forthcoming album on The Red Dirt Music Co.
Their first studio album of original material since 2003, "Dixie Lullabies," is blend of alternative, blues, country, English Rock, rockabilly
and jazz. The album is set for release on Oct. 18.
The HeadHunters' last release was "Flying Under the Radar" from 2006, which contained a combination of previously recorded and new songs. "Big Boss Man" was out in 2005 as a covers disc. The band had hits with Dumas Walker, Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine and Oh Lonesome Me.
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If you think of the Kentucky HeadHunters as that scruffy band of Southern country rockers that shambled out of the Bluegrass State over two decades ago and unleashed their Grammy/ACM/CMA-winning, multimillion-selling album "Pickin' on Nashville" and had a few sporadic hits after that, you don't know the half of it.
The HeadHunters actually assembled in 1968 as Itchy Brother; they released one single and nearly signed with Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records before John ...
The latest from the Kentucky HeadHunters is a sampler of tracks from their three albums from this millennium, with one original and a couple of outtakes thrown in. Most prominently represented is 2000's "Songs From The Grass String Ranch" with 7 relatively generic blues-rock tunes, including "Louisiana CoCo," featuring a nice guitar riff but annoying frog-man vocals from rhythm guitarist Richard Young. More pleasing is the pair of tracks from 2003's "Soul," ...
Though the Kentucky Headhunters perform several country classics on their latest, the blues-rock arrangements bear little resemblance to the sound oftheir 1989 smash "Dumas Walker."
The most country sounding cuts are stellar versions of Roger Miller's "Chug a Lug" and the Everly Brothers' ballad "So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad." Hank Williams is well represented here. "Hey Good Lookin'" sounds more like Hank Jr. than Sr., while "Take These Chains From My Heart" has a "Rubber Soul" era Beatles feel to it. ...