Hold on to your hats for this one. First off, a history lesson (don't give me that look, I'll make it short). The Boone County Jamboree was a staple of the airwaves in the Ohio valley in the 40's and 50's. With its powerful signal, and the fact that King Records was also located in the city, the Jamboree was the most influential proponent of hillbilly music north of Nashville. Every week, millions of listeners were exposed to the famous names like The Stanley Brothers, Merle Travis, Webb Pierce, Moon Mullican, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas, as well as no-names like Zeb Turner and J.E. Mainer.
We've gathered together 20 insurgent up-and-comers to cover songs by this august group. On it, you'll hear contributions from The Volebeats, Flathead, Hazeldine, Holler (ex-Starkweathers), Robbie Fulks, The Lucky Stars, Slobberbone, Caution Horse, The Grievous Angels, One Riot One Ranger, Sally Timms, 78 year old legend Hardrock Gunter w/ the Dalhart Imperials, Scroat Belly, The Cowslingers, Whiskeytown, The Handsome Family, Waycross (ex-Bedlam Rovers), The Riptones, The Showoffs, and The Waco Brothers.
Remakes run the range from faithful evocation to total sonic evisceration. In other words, something for everyone!! A co-release with our buddies down at Shake It records in Cincinnati.
"The songs range from the honestly faithful to updates to pure rock'n'roll. Even if you have doubts about the heavily hyped alternative country scene, this compilation will make you rethink them." Lang Thompson, Option
"The record is an all-night party, with moments when the whiskey hits everyone too hard." Greil Marcus, Interview