Skip to content
Regular price $21.99

Shipping calculated at checkout

Low stock

Please note:

ALL NEW: While we do our best to ensure that our images are up to date, if you are looking for a specific cover or specific color vinyl, please send us an email to verify before purchasing.

All USED: Pictures of the actual item are featured. What you see if what you get on those.

Pine Hill Haints - Song Companion of a Lonestar Cowboy


Single Lock Records

On the Pine Hill Haints' latest long-player, The Song Companion of a Lonestar Cowboy, they go there and to other colorful places on the Americana and Appalachian trail. The fifteen song sequence kicks off with ‰ÛÏFall Asleep‰۝ and ‰ÛÏBack to Alabama,‰۝ a fiery pair of rockabilly-meets-Irish-jig rave-ups, then winds through standout tracks like the Bo Diddley-grooved ‰ÛÏPretty Thing,‰۝ a pounding tom-tom and fiddle take on the traditional ‰ÛÏJohn Henry‰۝ and the catchy, cajun-flavored squeezebox pop of ‰ÛÏLone Star Kid.‰۝ There are excursions into Sun Records-style country (‰ÛÏMidnight Mayor‰۝ and ‰ÛÏLouise‰۝) and swampy blues (the saw-singing ‰ÛÏWade in the Water‰۝ and ‰ÛÏDowntown Blues,‰۝ which features guest J.D. Wilkes on harmonica). Throughout, Barrier's strong tenor voice rings familiar and friendly, with deep echoes of everything from John Lee Hooker to Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash. And the band plays with a sense of abandon that comes from thousands of gigs behind them. It all sounds deceptively simple, but anyone who plays music knows better. The Pine Hill Haints do something very few roots bands can, which is to transcend influences and sculpt age-old sounds into soul music for our time.