The story behind "Bunkhouse Blues"


Story

Michael Hurwitz, and the Aimless Drifters (Nov. 2002)

Mostly original blues, cowboy songs, country ballads and western swing, with covers of tunes by Merle Travis, Woody Guthrie, and Blind Willie McTell.

This record is for my son ,Joey Joaquin ,almost eight years old and wild as he can be, The songs are about hobos and trains, cowboys and horses, miners and tunnels, outlaws and "the law"... some of our favorite things to laugh talk and dream about... with a little blues and Texas Swing thrown in for good measure. - Mike 

Highly Recommended"--Sing Out!

"One of the better real country releases of the year" -- Roots Town

Songs - Goin' Down t' Vicksburg, Little Stream of Whiskey, Lonesome Cajun Song, Old Broncbuster, Call Me, Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues, Pretty Boy Floyd, Mother of a Miner's Child, Little Bit Crazy, Dark as a Dungeon, When the Work's All Done. 

 

Prairie Blues

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"Huriwtz's Prairie Blues come across as natural as breathing"

    - John Conquest -3rd Coast Music                                                      

 "Mike Hurwitz writes song like Larry Mahan rode broncs"

     - Dave Stamey

 

" a seemingly effortless delivery that goes down like a smooth, perfectly aged shot of fine scotch whiskey " 

         -Sing Out!

 

"Mike Hurwitz's voice and stories have been in the grain of the American West for a long time. Listen to his tunes and you'll be there too" 

   - Greg Keeler - Big Sky Journal

 

"Hurwitz's dusky baritone resonates with the sounds of mountains he's pondered, horses he's wrangled and land he's travelled. He's the real deal."

     - Meredith Oaks

 

"Michael Hurwitz grew up with a guitar in one hand and reins in the other. Along the road he's howled with coyotes and picked with the greats, and has become the best of both - wild and untamed."

    - American Cowboy Magazine