Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
(Texas Cali Records)
To answer the obvious first question,yes, prior to his passing, the man in black himself gave these guys permission to use his name within their own. How cool is that?
I’m sure it had something to do with the fact that these Bastards play honest to the deity, real country music that reminds the listener of the glory days of Haggard, Waylon and their namesake himself. Mile Markers is a spiritual journey: A western journey, set in contemporary times. A road trip down the two-lane blacktop. Pulling over at the truckstop or another roadside attraction. Songs like “The Road to Bakersfield,” “ California Sky,” and “Radio Girl” highlight an awesome album, full of country-rock (or alt-country, or whatever the hell label you want to plaster across it) goodness.
-Michael Buffalo Smith