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The Dirty Shirts / Press

“The Man in Black certainly would have approved of the Shirts’ train song, “Mean Conductor.””

"Two Dollar Turpentine" Named among the 10 Best Madison Albums of 2010. "The disc shows off the formidable songwriting skills of frontman Jeff Burkhart. 'Jimmy' is the kind of cry-in-your-beer, lost-love honky-tonk song that fits nicely with a happy-hour set list. But 'Open Road' shows more musical reach. The song is rich in sad and wandering lap steel that yields an enormously desolate feel."

“Not only are these guys skilled musicians, they have steeped themselves in an old-time country ethos, and are the pitch-perfect medium for the familiar themes of Honky Tonk, as well as our own troubled times.”

"Good stuff. I like these guys."

Norris, Former Doorman - Armadillo World Headquarters

"If you have visions of leaving your sterile, frustrating modern world behind and entering a grittier, twangier, yet strangely upbeat reality, this is the place for you."

"This is a super tight production but these Dirty Shirts are not starched. Here we have nearly a dozen ballads, shuffles, and done-me-wrong songs. Combined, they’re like love letters from Nashville of old. Burkhart writes songs that would make Kristofferson reach over to turn-up the radio, and he sings them with the swagger and blue notes of Yoakam."

“Country crunk, roots skronk, honky-tonk; it's all a matter of course for The Dirty Shirts, an old-school hinterland band based in Madison. This five-piece bluegrass supergroup plays a variety of honky-tonk standards by the greats, musicians like Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Roger Miller, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Lefty Frizell, and Willie Nelson, among others.”