The Dexateens – Live Session #51

by Woody on July 28, 2009

The Dexateens

Alabama vets, The Dexateens were to kind enough to stop by our studio earlier this summer. My appreciation for this band has grown over the years and the turning point was when they worked with Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) on Hardwire Healing. Patterson is one of the icons of the alt-country genre and his influence is ever present in the music of The Dexateens.

Their latest effort, Singlewide, has enjoyed steady play in my rotation this summer. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – it is the perfect evening album for the summer. It’s easy-going vibe is the perfect transition as day turns into night and the kids head off to bed.

The boys laid down four live tracks during their visit to Chicago. “Granddaddy’s Mouth is a tune that didn’t really stand out‚  during my countless album spins, but it was the one that knocked my socks off.‚  It has a nice mid-70s Stone vibe, back when they weren’t trying too hard to be the Stones. Thanks for listening enjoy the downloads.

The Dexateens – Trail

The Dexateens – Can You Whoop It

The Dexateens – Grandaddy’s Mouth

The Dexateens – Down Low

Video: The Dexateens – Grandaddy’s Mouth

Dexateens – “Grandaddy’s Mouth” – HearYa Live Session 5/20/09 from on Vimeo.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly July 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

awesome job as always with the session! singlewide is one of my favorote discs of the year. looking forward to catching them at ACL fest…

Baron Lane July 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Great job. Huge fan.

Chris P. July 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

Awesome job! Thanks for sharing and thanks to the T-Town boys! Roll Tide fellas and here’s hoping you play around a game this Fall. Can You Whoop It??

A Bell July 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Looking forward to cranking this at day’s end. Singlewide is one of my favorite albums of the summer – great Alabama country road driving music!

Will July 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Thanks! My favorite band…

Kurt July 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Electric versions of new songs sound are great! Thanks so much for posting!

Chad July 30, 2009 at 6:29 am

Saw these guys rock the stage in Rochester.
Best. New. Favorite. Band.
Hope they keep it rolling, and get the attention they deserve.

DeLardo August 15, 2009 at 4:13 am

Sweet. Thanks for recording them and posting these. I’ve listened to Singlewide repeatedly too, but for me it so happens that Grandaddy’s Mouth was a fave from the start. Great to hear and see this version!

phil April 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

i swear the dexateens are one of the best damn bands on the planet…it should be noted that keelan parrish of the birmingham, al band vulture whale is filling in on bass for this. vulture whale rules too!

Craig August 12, 2010 at 7:34 am

Love the Dexateens! Nice job, guys. Wonderful site, too.

music fun October 5, 2010 at 2:50 am

I wish to hear more from you…

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