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!