• Whitey Morgan & the 78’s

Whitey Morgan & the 78’s, a 70s-style country combo from Flint, Michigan, mention the auto industry in a couple of songs on their new self-titled album—their debut for Bloodshot and second overall, it arrived in shops today. One tune’s about yearning to leave Flint (“Buick City”), and the other’s about finding work there in better times (“Hard Scratch Pride”). For a band unabashedly obsessed with country music’s past, they don’t seem too concerned about writing lyrics that “sound” country—when they sing about drinking, it’s never moonshine—and that’s just fine with me.