Scott Vaughn sent me two more song suggestions. Both were little ditties by Drive-By Truckers. This is a group I had heard of, but I wasn’t really familiar with their work. I liked Scott’s two choices, but I started listening to more of their music, and I was really struck by their song Puttin’ People on the Moon. It really fits the theme and tone of The Closeout Kings. At first, I thought this was just another hillbilly tune about getting drunk and getting screwed by the man. But, if you pay attention to the lyrics, you’ll discover this a really deep, meaningful tune about abject poverty in the rural south. Good men turn to bad habits just to get by. That’s essentially what The Closeout Kings is about.
Remember, The Closeout Kings will be officially released tomorrow – Oct. 24, 2014. It is available for pre-order at this very moment.