On their second self-released album
Located way south of Nashville, both geographically and musically, Alabama's Honky Tonk Hustlas
is the type of band who knows how to keep tradition alive without being stuck in the past. Led by guitarist and vocalist T. Junior and making great use of the upright bass and fiddle, they have a sound that is heavily influenced by the classic barroom country of the '50s, but at the same time there are elements of their lyrical approach and energetic nature that has more in common with punk rock. I've heard some compare them to Hank III (perhaps because steel and dobro player Andy Gibson has worked with both) and while there are certain similarities, these guys are their own band and have their own style that is more traditional and more personal.