Those Darlins

HearYa Live Session 40: Those Darlins

by Woody on February 23, 2009

Those Darlins

Some time ago, I received an email about a group of gals from Murfreesboro that had opened up for O’Death and would be on Dan Auerbach’s tour. As you could imagine, my interest was piqued and after checking them out on YouTube,‚  I was immediately won over by the threesome’s sass. They hit the stage in Daisy Dukes, cowboy boots and guitars and combine a classic Nashville sound with enough sexuality in their appearance and songs to give it an edge.

While some bands wow you with their technical prowess, Those Darlins come at you from a different angle. I refer to bands like this as “vibe” bands that win you over with personality. They write catchy, enjoyable tunes that immediately make you feel as if you’ve heard them before and they truly enjoy themselves while they play – and it resonates with the audience.‚  After spending a couple of hours with them, I can say that they are some of the nicest people I have met.

The ladies dropped in to the studio with a drummer and banged out a few tunes from their upcoming release. It was freezing in Chicago, therefore no Daisy Dukes. The Southern belles will be opening up for Dan Auerbach on March 6 at the Metro. I plan on getting there early to see them in their natural setting.

Exclusive: Those Darlins -Redlight Love

Exclusive: Those Darlins – Don’t Break My Mama’s Heart

Exclusive: Those Darlins – It’s Hard

Exclusive: Those Darlins – The Whole Damn Thing


As if finding out that Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys will be touring next year with Hacienda as his backup band wasn’t good enough, apparently their opening act is also pretty kick ass as well. I’d never heard of Those Darlins until seeing the announcement that they would be touring with Auerbach in support of his solo effort.

Seeing as how we’re more or less gay for anything Dan Auerbach does, I clicked on Those Darlins MySpace page and was immediately taken with their unique perspective on country music. Their sound channels the traditional country sound you’d expect to hear at The Grand Ole Opry, but as dig you into the lyrics you’ll feel a punk attitude to go along with it.

Here’s an early taste of a band that’s going to be making some noise in ’09.

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Those Darlins – Wild One

Those Darlins – Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin