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...Step Right Up! (Live)


Download links and information about ...Step Right Up! (Live) by Two Dollar Pistols. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 39:03 minutes.

Artist: Two Dollar Pistols
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country
Tracks: 13
Duration: 39:03
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No. Title Length
1. Heartaches and Hangovers 2:37
2. Lonely Avenue 2:49
3. Hello Trouble 2:01
4. You're Still On My Mind 2:42
5. 'Til You Did Wrong by Me 3:23
6. Honky Tonkitis 2:17
7. Me, Myself & Wine 3:08
8. Serious Heart Condition 2:54
9. A Wound Time Can't Erase 3:07
10. How It Feels to Die 3:37
11. Bring the Heartache 2:20
12. Thanks a Lot 4:28
13. Wine Me Up 3:40



On this live album, the Two Dollar Pistols kick off their set with the old George Jones "tears & beer" tune "Heartaches and Hangovers," which not only nicely sets up their musical themes, but also firmly establishes the sound they're shooting for: hard-edged, traditional honky tonk. While their music is a step back into country music's past, this North Carolina band avoids the traps of studious revivalists and kitschy retro country groups. They play with a vital spiritedness that injects their sincerity with some playfulness. With his robust, twangy vocals, John Howie, Jr. would have sounded natural on the same stage alongside Jones, Merle Haggard, or Ernest Tubb. Similarly, his original songs, like "Me, Myself & Wine" and "Bring the Heartache," contain the elements — hooks, heartbreak, and some clever wordplay — found in classic honky tonk tunes. In fact, it's hard to differentiate the originals from old school tunes "A Wound Time Can't Erase" and "Wine Me Up" made famous by Stonewall Jackson and Faron Young, respectively. Also, helping matters are the strong performances by the other band members. Lead guitarist Steve Howell, pedal steel player John Neff, and fiddler Jon Kemppainen, in particular, bring an authentic honky tonk feel to the music. This live recording provides all the "dim light, thick smoke, and loud, loud music" (although the group doesn't do that Joe Maphis classic) that you'd want to hear in a honky tonk band.