The Divorcees You Ain't Gettin' My Country

Dust off your cowboy boots, get them out from the back of the closet and get ready for a stompin’ good time courtesy of this four-piece band of outlaws from New Brunswick. These hombres are not looking for "watered down honky-tonk”; rather, they want the real thing. Over the course of 13 tracks they do their best to deliver this hardcore honky-tonk brand of country, taking its cues and inspiration from the Nashville outlaws Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. "Hard Luck SOB” is pure country influenced by the outlaw movement, but the Divorcees give it a Canadian stamp to show it was homegrown in the Maritimes. These Divorcees also showcase some smokin’ rockabilly rhythms like on the grab-you-by-the-throat tale of the temptress "Red Haired, Red Blooded Woman.” While the band find inspiration in the tried-and-true themes of country music — booze, woman, cheating and trouble — they take these universal themes and use their own experiences to fashion some entertaining and original songs. (Hay Sale Records)