October 26 will see the release “Hard Times and White Lines” the highly anticipated album from Whitey Morgan and the boys behind him, the 78’s. The album title is fitting, amply describing the road that Morgan has been on since first taking the stage as a country act nearly 15 years ago.
To date the boys have released two songs from the album, “Honky Tonk Hell” and “What Am I Supposed To Do.” For anyone familiar with the Detroit music scene, the latter may sound a bit familiar. Penned by Detroit singer-songwriter Don “Doop” Duprie, “What Am I Supposed To Do” is an anthem for the working man. With glasses raised, a chorus of men in Carhartt and Dickies can be heard through the bar room doors, like bearded sirens.
While all signs point to a grittier album, the two tracks connect the dots of the Flint, MI native’s road from Michigan barrooms to some of the country’s biggest stages. All done with hard work, grit and perseverance through the hard times and the white lines.