Monday, January 13, 2014

From the Hum: You Love America, Right?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

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!

Whitey Morgan 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.

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