Oh, sure, it's Monday night, but you're a good American so you will go see Whitey Morgan & the 78s
at Humboldt Brews.
"Who is Whitey Morgan?" you ask. Let me tell you!
is a honky-tonk artist from Flint, Michigan, where the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. (Flint was featured in Roger and Me
, Michael Moore's 1989 documentary on the effects of the auto plant closures.) Country enough to write lyrics about a character in a bar who's just been cut off — "I told him I ain't drunk/Hell I've just been drinking/I started 5 in the afternoon/Lord about three days ago/Ever since my baby left me/This old heart of mine's been sinking/But I ain't drunk/I've just been drinking" — and cool enough to be featured on Seattle's new public radio music powerhouse KEXP
, Whitey Morgan & the 78s are as real deal as real gets.
Tickets are $10, music starts at 9 p.m. and the show's 21-and-over.