The Lucky Tomblin Band

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The Lucky Tomblin Band

Honky Tonk Merry Go Round (Texas World)

Lucky Tomblin makes no pretense of his disdain for thinly disguised country rock. He loves the real thing, and that's what his band of locals delivers ("Forbidden Lovers," "Hello Heart"). No question his stellar band plays a big role in that sound – Redd Volkaert laid out guitar for Merle Haggard, Earl Poole Ball tickled ivories for Johnny Cash, bassist Sarah Brown is grounded in the blues – but the pure-dee country of the Lloyd Maines-produced Merry Go Round ("Wine," "Get a Little Goner") is its own pleasure.

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