It's always nice to be able to give a local act a little promotional push. Not that Detroit's BLANCHE needs much of one; their song "What This Town Needs" has been hellcattin' its way across cyberspace for quite a good little while now.
On that bleary-eyed, backwoods stomper, bandleaders DAN JOHN MILLER and TRACEE MAE MILLER clue us in to what NANCY SINATRA and LEE HAZLEWOOD might have sounded like if -- instead of getting pleasantly buzzed on summer wine -- they'd pushed all the way through to "sh*tfaced on crystal meth and moonshine." (Also think: RICHARD BURTON and ELIZABETH TAYLOR in a cinematic mash-up of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and DELIVERANCE.) (Hell, while we're at it, why not invite BILLY BOB, DWIGHT, and VIC from SLING BLADE over, too? Now THAT's a party.)
[Mr. Miller provided musical contributions to LORETTA LYNN's 2004 "comeback" album VAN LEAR ROSE, so today seems as good a day as any to cast an ear back to that particular time & title.]
BLANCHE on MySPACE.
BLANCHE, bi-continental >>>
Oct 19 2007 7:00P/The Crofoot Theatre/Pontiac, Michigan
Oct 24 2007 8:00P/BBC Electric Proms/London
Oct 26 2007 8:00P/Trabendo/Paris
Oct 28 2007 8:00P/Botanigue/Brussels
Oct 29 2007 8:00P/Paradiseo/Amsterdam
From the LP LITTLE AMBER BOTTLES, 2007 >>>
[MP3] [VID] "What This Town Needs"
[MP3] "A Year From Now"
From the LP IF WE CAN'T TRUST THE DOCTORS, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "So Long Cruel World"
[MP3] "Wayfaring Stranger"
BONUS TRACKS >>>
[MP3] LORETTA LYNN [w/JACK WHITE]/"Portland Oregon"
[MP3] LORETTA LYNN/"Have Mercy"