Look at Mike and the Moonpies killing it, per usual.
A little over a year ago, the group dropped their One To Grow On album, arguably the best album in all of 2021 (came in at #2 on our list), and a personal favorite of ours here at Whiskey Riff.
The album is pure country music to its core, from the deep-cutting storytelling lyrics, steel guitar, and everything in between, Mike and the Moonpies proved once again that they are one of the greatest acts in all of country music.
Although songs on the album like “Hour on the Hour,” “Paycheck to Paycheck,” and “Brother” tend to get the most love, there’s one song in particular that is right up there with all three of them in my opinion, and it’s “Rainy Day.”
The song is an absolute honky-tonk heater, and as Mike describes, it’ll take you straight back to ’90s country music with some Clint Black, like so many other songs on the album.
Lead singer Mike Harmeier talks about the simple things in life and mottos that he lives by, and it’s crystal clear in the lyrics:
“Blame it on my blood or on my destiny
But I do my work with a willing hand
I wake up when the rooster crows
I head home when the whistle blows
And I try to save a little dough
For a rainy day”
With that being said, Harmeier and the boys recently sat down to perform a masterful stripped down version of the song on The Tomboy Sessions in Santa Cruz, California.
Check it out: