Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Emmys 2017
Every unforgettable moment, every gorgeous dress.Click here


Nashville's Blackfoot Gypsies share greasy blues cut 'Pork Rind'

Posted on

When you think of Nashville, you may think of high-gloss country stars—or, increasingly, tousled garage rockers—but the city has a long, if not widely known, history of nurturing a uniquely Southern-style counterculture that combines rural roots with a psychedelic mindset. Young quartet Blackfoot Gypsies are part of that tradition, playing funked-up country blues and sporting a Stones-y bell-bottomed, feather-strewn look. 

The group’s second LP, Handle It, is out April 14 on Plowboy Records. It includes the cut “Pork Rind,” a blues number that’s every bit as greasy as the title suggests. Explains frontman Matthew Paige, “This song is about living in a crooked house used as a married man’s sex shanty in the crooked ruins of a neighborhood north of Nashville called Bordeaux. And these are their blues.”