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LISTEN: The Matchsellers, ‘Betty Sue’

Feb 8, 2016

LISTEN: The Matchsellers, 'Betty Sue'

Artist: The Matchsellers
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Song: "Betty Sue"
Album: Songs We Made Up
Release Date: February 12

In Their Own Words: "For this album, we've been really trying to focus on the humor of traditional music that sometimes gets lost in the seemingly never-ending race to infuse 'newness' into bluegrass and old-time music. This is not to say that experimentation and genre-hopping is bad (it is perhaps a correct reflection of our times), but simply that the funniness and fun can be overlooked.

That being said, 'Betty Sue' is about nothing in particular. I guess it's just about somebody rambling around and having a good time. That's what we try to do. Isn't that what Uncle Dave Macon, John Hartford, and Roger Miller wanted to do, as well?" — Andrew Morris

Photo credit: Mathias Kang and Ian Skeans

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LISTEN: The Matchsellers, 'Betty Sue'
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