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Side Tracks with Rusty Pate

Jul 17, 2018

It’s not really fair to lump Michigan Rattlers into the world of country music. While elements of that genre are certainly present, it’s more by association that through intent. Beneath the harmonies and great stories lies a folksy sensibility that has more to do with rural American side roads than the beer-soaked streets of Nashville.

It makes sense that such an American band would love Randy Newman.

We talk about their upcoming album before diving into the 1974 Newman album “Good Old Boys.”

As always, thanks to Frontier Folk Nebraska for use of their song “Cut You Loose” as our theme music.

Michigan Rattlers

Randy Newman

Frontier Folk Nebraska