This is a special limited edition of a Hacienda Brothers concert in Oslo, Norway at the Cowboys and Indians Festival sometime on one of their early European tours, and it shows them at their honky tonkin' best. Recorded by the Norwegina Broadcasting Corporation, the sound quality is excellent, and you can hear in the music that everyone is having just a damn good time listening to a band that is at their best live.
Chris Gaffney, is a singer/ songwriter, guitarist and accordion player with his band Cold Hard Facts, who is a long time friend with Dave Gonzales, guitar player, singer, songwriter mainly with the Paladins. Though the two hadn't played together until one night at a mutual friends birthday party, bam, they liked the results and they quickly teamed up with David Berzansky on pedal steel, Hank Maninger on bass, and Dale Daniel on drums and thus we have the Hacienda Brothers. They enlisted Gonzales' fellow Dan Penn as producer and they were up and running.
This is the third disc after the 2005 euphoniously titled first disc, and last year's What's Wrong With Right, which set the group off on whirlwind tour, and many sold out shows. They combine great vocals, good songwriting in that Honky Tonk style that crosses into Alt-Country and perform just some awesome stage shows. This is a high energy band that is passionate about what they do and puts on some wonderful shows that leave the audience screaming for more, as they are here on this 70+ minute disc.
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