Whitey Morgan & The 78’s Sign w/ Bloodshot

Whitey Morgan and the 78's Flint, Michigan’s Whitey Morgan and the 78’s have just signed with the the label that is the home of Insurgent Country, Bloodshot Records.

Whitey and the boys join the ranks of people like Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Justin Townes Earle, and Scott H. Biram, all signed to the Chicago-based label.

The announcement comes just days before Whitey Morgan & the 78’s head down to South by Southwest, where they will be playing at a couple of Bloodshot Records showcases, as well as other events. For interested parties, here’s their SXSW schedule:

  • Thursday 3/17 – Converse/Smallstone Party – Encore
  • Friday 3/19 – 12:55pm – Bloodshot Party – Yard Dog Gallery
  • Saturday 3/20 – Dogfish head party – G-Man
  • Saturday 3/20 – 10pm – Bloodshot showcase – Red Eyed Fly

The signing came about when Bloodshot top brass Rob and Nan saw them at a recent show. Whitey Morgan and the 78’s come from a burgeoning scene of Outlaw roots artists from the Wolverine state, a scene that includes people like The Goddamn Gallows and Rachel Brooke.

I will be down at SXSW later this week, and hope to catch up with Whitey & Co. to get more info on this big signing.

Way to go Whitey!