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:
“We Were Alright”
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.