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Published on April 25th, 2018 | by Brittain Thompson


Whitey Morgan is Serving Up Some Honky-Tonk at Double Decker Arts Festival

Saturday, April 28
5:30 pm

Whitey Morgan, whose real name is Eric Allen, hails from Flint, Michigan where locals believe he keeps true country music alive. Most of his fans and spectators gather in bars and venues from word of mouth rather than any advertising. Whitey’s deep voice and twangy guitars remind one of an old country western film. He describes his sound as “honky-tonk” and despises Nashville for its newfound popularity of pop country.

“This may be country music, but it’s dirtier and more dangerous than your average Tennessee two-step” –Rolling Stone

With three albums under his belt, Whitey is almost always on tour, averaging over 200 shows a year. Originating in 2005 as Whitey Morgan and the Waycross Georgia Farmboys, the group’s lineup has undergone several changes while the group’s name itself has changed from Whitey Morgan and the 78s to simply Whitey Morgan.

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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