Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I defy even Ted Blurn to produce such a musical duo.

Your Morning Cup of Awesome: The Louvin Brothers. I'd give just about anything to hear the Avetts cover some of these fellows' tunes (especially "The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea" or "Wreck on the Highway"). I stumbled across these guys on YouTube (while sampling The Faith Tones). The Louvin Brothers' music is beyond awesome, but their album covers are also epic.

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Of course I would not leave you hanging without posting a sample of their music. 



  1. I stumbled across the Louvin Brothers around 1997 in an indie record store in Melbourne. Who in their right mind could pass up an album called "Tragic Songs of Life"?! (I was cashed up and the time and willing to gamble it'd be a good one!)
    That album featured heavily on the playlist at our wedding reception, my personal favourite "What is a home without love?". I'd pay money to see/hear Lurleen sing that one!
    My favourite line "what is home without a baby, to love & to squeeze and adore". Who'd have thought, almost 16 years on, we'd have 6 of them.

  2. Oh dear. I don't know whether to be disappointed that you Blurns already know the Louvin brothers, or furious that in the last 18 years, Mr. Blurn has never taken me by the collar and said, "Look here! You've got to listen to the Louvin Brothers at once!!" or thoroughly depressed about my early onset dementia: to wit, I WAS AT your wedding and remember no such music. Going to drown my sorrows in the Kneeling Drunkard's Plea.

  3. Mrs Pinkerton, you were heavily pregnant at our wedding.
    In my world, that's a perfectly valid excuse for every situation :)