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Honky Tonk Confidential
Honky Tonk Confidential
Honky Tonk Confidential
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Honky Tonk Confidential
Title: Honky Tonk Confidential
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Too Many Dogs
Release Date: 4/27/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 791022083422

CD Reviews

Talent New York Hasn't Heard Of
Fred Reed | Arlington, VA USA | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good, funky, technically fine group, with imagination. A lot of really good people don't get listened to because New York hasn't blessed them. Well, these folk should be blessed. I have, at age 54, spent a lifetime listening to bar bands. I listen to HTC often around Washington, and I'm impressed. They're certainly the musical equal of, or superiors to usually, many groups who get national recognition. If you like original C&W with (incredible as it may seem) a Washington (actually anti_Washington) feel, these folks are good."
"Honky Tonk Confidential" is country music at its best.
Miles D. Moore | Alexandria, VA USA | 02/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most popular groups--country or otherwise--have one lead singer. Honky Tonk Confidential, a Washington, D.C.-based group, has three--all excellent. It's a matter of personal taste whether you'd prefer the warm, cheery, Patsy Cline-ish mezzo of Diana Quinn, or the rumbly, bourbon-soaked baritone of Mike Woods. or the pure, sweet High Lonesome tenor of Geff King. But in any case, they're all great, and they also write their own songs--all 13 numbers on their eponymous debut CD are originals, and they're all better than anything coming out of Nashville right now. King, the band's bassist and chief songwriter, has several songs on this album that in a just world would be country classics--including "Honky Tonk 101," about a lovelorn country boy getting his education in all the wrong places; "Down in Washington," a tongue-in-cheek lament about living in the Nation's Capital; and "I Don't Know If I Know," the sweet little Cajun two-step that closes the CD. Woods, the lead guitarist, shows impressive chops throughout the album, with expert assistance from Bobby Martin on pedal steel and Rob Howe on drums. In an age when Garth, Shania and LeAnn rule the airwaves, Honky Tonk Confidential harks back to a time when the Kings and Queens of Country had names like Hank, Buck, Merle and Patsy. People who love authentic country with a Texas swing/rockabilly slant should buy this CD immediately, and those who think they don't like country music should find themselves pleasantly surprised after listening to Honky Tonk Confidential."
Top Secret of Nation?s Capitol Revealed!
maxfox | east berlin, pennsylvania United States | 10/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Honky Tonk Confidential, featuring venerable veterans of Washington D.C.'s music scenes (all of them!) is, confidentially, one of the country's best-kept musical secrets. Fortunately for their loyal following, The Initiated, this band didn't start out from Los Alamos, or the world would know about them by now and, sadly but inevitably, they would have to be shared with others. With the release of their eponymous debut CD, HTC is running dire risk of exposure to those who have to date been unable to enjoy their consummate musicianship and cunning, ironic, and deftly droll songwriting. Diana Quinn is nothing less than a secret national treasure, and Mike Woods' sinuous yet insinuatingly elegant guitar work is peerless. So, if you, The Uninitiated, buy this CD, don't tell your friends about it, don't share it with anyone, and don't invite HTC to play in your town! They're ours, and you can't have them!"