Arlo McKinley people… write it down.
Signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records (the last artist he signed before his death earlier this year), Arlo’s recently released Die Midwestern is must-listen for fans of gritty, raw, country songwriting. Steeped in rich storytelling and unapologetic honesty, the Cincinnati native is carving himself a spot in the upper echelon of country music songwriters, sharing the stage with the the likes of Tyler Childers (they share a manager now), Jason Isbell, Colter Wall and more.
Arlo’s talent is no more apparent than in the autobiographical “Bag Of Pills”
And then there is this… a knockout piano cover of Post Malone’s “Go Flex.”
We’ve seen Post repping Tyler Childers, Colter Wall, and even hanging with Billy Strings recently. And I don’t know if anything will ever come of it, but I can’t say I’m not digging this connection between Post Malone and real deal country music lately.
Here’s a few more gems from Die Midwestern: