The Midwestern triowho take their name from a trailer park one member grew up income on soulful and sweaty. They are all white boys, mind you, so dont picture Sam Cooke or James Brown making the girls squeal at their glistening, furrowed brows. Think Joe Cockers onstage spazz-outs at Woodstock, because singer George Hunter even employs a similar sand-in-throat soul croon. They are an awesomely ramshackle bunch who sound like theyre playing the most rickety instruments they can find, which adds to that whole trailer-park-soul aesthetic they (or their label) have conjured. And really, if there are white boys who can claim to have soul, its white boys who grew up with trailer park cred. With Redwalls and Junkmail. BRIAN J. BARR
Listen to a sample of Catfish Haven's "Crazy for Leaving."
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