Holly Williams – Drinkin’


Hank Williams’ granddaughter dedicates this sad-eyed country ballad to a fickle lover who can’t stop running around her back. While fiddles and acoustic guitars duel in the background, she poses a string of questions – “Why you drinking like the night is young?”, Why you cheating on a woman like this?”, “Why you leaving like we don’t exist?” – without receiving a reply. By the end of the song, her lover has walked out the door, and Williams finds herself picking up the bottle he left behind. Looking to chase away the heartbreak, she starts drinking while the night is young, thus bringing the song full circle.


The Dirt Daubers – Wake Up, Sinners


“Acoustic, Rockabilly, Country, Blues, Cowboy, Old-time music, infernal jangling, yodeling and toot-a-looting” is how The Dirt Daubers describe their music. Their newest release on Colonel Knowledge Records, Wake Up, Sinners, is an “eclectic mix of Appalachian, ragtime, and hot jazz standards and original music.” Band members J.D. Wilkes (banjo), Jessica Wilkes (mandolin), and Mark Robertson (bass) hail from Paducah, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. Citing influences such as Tom Waits, Wanda Jackson, Ralph Stanley, Dock Boggs, and Cab Calloway, The Dirt Daubers are a band to behold. This title track video was directed by Joshua Black Wilkins.