Honky Tonk Livin’, the Starline Rhythm Boys follow-up to their debut release Better Luck Is A Barroom Away, was voted 2002 Album of the Year on the Freeform American Roots Chart. Out of print for the past few years, “Honky Tonk Livin’” is available again as a re-release on Cow Island Music. Produced by Sean Mencher of High Noon fame, Honky Tonk Livin’ includes 14 original compositions as well as covers of previously unreleased songs by Wayne Hancock and Leroy Preston.
Here’s what some folks had to say about Honky Tonk Livin’:
“To describe this superb CD by the Starline Rhythm Boys in such a restricted amount of space is impossible. I was not only surprised, but amazed, at how much they reminded me of myself and my first band, the “Starlite Ramblers.” This brand new CD is not only great, it is awesome. I am a devoted fan of the original hillbilly music (the only true country music) and this new CD could have come directly from that era of music. Congratulations for giving your fans (and, especially, this fan) such an honest interpretation of the greatest music of all time.” –Billy Lee Riley, Original Sun Recording Artist
“I have to admit real country does exist outside of Texas, but usually not very good country. The Starline Rhythm Boys are a true exception. This trio has the sound down like it should be.” –Jason Shields, Texas Jamboree Magazine
“It’s a nearly perfect re-creation of an older sound while maintaining a level of freshness and avoiding bland or moribund nostalgia. “Honky Tonk Livin’” proves in whatever era, as far as honky-tonk music goes, these guys are the real deal. –Steve Lemcke, Burlington Free Press