Hear An Old Recording Of Turnpike Troubadours’ “East Side Love Song (Bottoms Up),” Which Will Appear On The New Album, ‘A Cat In The Rain’

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Turnpike Troubadours are back and suddenly, all is right in the world…

The country music world is buzzing at the news of Turnpike’s upcoming album, A Cat In The Rain, their first new album since 2017’s A Long Way From Your Heart. The Oklahoma country band kicked off the album with the release of a new single, “Mean Old Sun,” and followed it up with a ton of new tour dates this year.

Produced by Shooter Jennings, the new project will feature 10 songs, including the title track which Evan previously performed in the past year, the lead single, “Mean Old Sun,” and one called “East Side Love Song (Bottoms Up),” which you may have heard before.

Just called “Bottoms Up” at the time, it was recorded in 2013 from JJ’s Alley at the Bricktown Pub in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The album, titled Sounds from the Alley, Vol. II, is a compilation of some of the best artists based out of Oklahoma at the time, and features the likes of John Fullbright, Parker Milsap, and Turnpike’s own Evan Felker.

With that being said, Felker puts together a masterpiece here, and immediately captivates you from the beginning of the song:

“You’re such a sight in dashboard light
You’re an old forgotten photograph in shades of black and white
And we feel alright well we got all night
Well your daddy’s gone to Kingston bettin’ on a rooster fight…”

“Well bottoms up now darlin’
Well let’s get on back to town
Well the bottoms aren’t the kinda place you need to hang around
Let’s get on back to town
Let’s get on back to town…”

I’m sure we’ll hear a reworked, full band version on the new album, but nevertheless, if you want a little taste of what’s to come, look no further:

“Bottoms Up”

And the new single…

“Mean Old Sun”

A Cat In The Rain Tracklist:

1. Mean Old Sun
2. Brought Me
3. Lucille
4. Chipping Mill
5. The Rut
6. A Cat in the Rain
7. Black Sky
8. East Side Love Song (Bottoms Up)
9. Three More Days
10. Won’t You Give Me One More Chance

Turnpike Troubadours Tour Dates:

July 21 — Redmond, OR @ FairWell Festival
July 26 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theater*
July 27 — York, PA @ York State Fair
July 29 — Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
August 10 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium†
August 11 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium‡
August 19 — Palmer, AK @ Alaska State Fair Inc
August 24 — Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena+
August 25 — Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater§
August 26 — Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater#
September 3 — Marietta, GA @ Georgia Country Music Fest
September 15 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center^
September 16 — Pryor, OK @ Born & Raised Festival
September 23 — Washington DC @ The Anthem**
September 24 — Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre**
October 1 — Memphis, TN @ Mempho Music Festival
October 6 — Monterey, CA @ Rebels & Renegades
October 8 — North Charleston, SC @ Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 20 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater††
November 2 — Huntsville, AL @ Orion Amphitheater‡‡
November 3 — Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center‡‡
November 4 — Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater‡‡
December 28 — Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s§§
December 29 — Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s‡
December 30 — Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s##

*with special guest Hayes Carll
†with special guest Pony Bradshaw
‡with special guest Lance Roark
+with special guests The Avett Brothers and Muscadine Bloodline
§with special guest Muscadine Bloodline
#with special guests The Avett Brothers, Old 97’s and Kaitlin Butts
^with special guests The Avett Brothers and The Wood Brothers
**with special guests Lucero and Reckless Kelly
††with special guest Morgan Wade
‡‡with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Jason Boland & the Stragglers
§§with special guest Ray Wylie Hubbard
##with special guest Miles Miller

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