What happens when Buddy Miller’s European bassist is left back in Darkest Europe?
What happens when The Stiffs’ axe man has too much time on his Dark hands?
What happens when the Celts remember the great debt that country music owes them and has never repaid in full?
Tunes from the dark side is what happens.
Two years in a Dark studio.
A bunch of Dark songs.
Recorded on Dark winter nights.
Samuel and James were bored.
Not any more.
Tunes from the dark side is a collection of murder ballads destined to make you smile, grimace, sigh and shiver all at once. Dark tunes, Dark scenes and even Darker humour.
Samuel and James are deadly.
Is it possible to enjoy deliciously Dark and nasty country songs from the Celts who helped Nashville become what it is today?
Is touring really that hard on a man’s soul, his state of mind and his woman?
Is perception more accurate than reality?
Dark Country is more Johnny Cash and Nick Cave than Marty Robbins and Keith Urban. It’s more The Wild Bunch than Shane. More Deadwood than Bonanza.