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Your comments and suggestions are welcome, particularly suggestions for artists or albums I might have missed. Other types of twang are reviewed elsewhere in my Hick Music Guide.

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Jack Quist "Where Does Love Go" (Grudge Records, 1989)
(Produced by Earl Richards)

Hailing from Utah, singer Jack Quist has tried his hand at a wide range of country styles, including a stint as a Johnny Cash impersonator. This is his best and most focussed album, with the strongest commercial feel. It's a decently produced, laid-back album with a strong stylistic debt to mid-'80s Merle Haggard... All the songs are originals and they're all pretty good. He's backed by a talented Nashville studio crew including Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton and Pete Wade -- they don't completely knock it out of the park, but they don't overdo it, either. If you're a Merle fan, this is definitely worth checking out.


Jack Quist "Dear Mom" (Grudge Records, 1996)


Jack Quist "Texas Bound" (Vintage Records, 2011)
This appears to be a collection of his early work, including the single "Surfin' Hermosa Beach," a bar-band song with a raucous, garage rock sound than might fit more in the alt-country or hippiebilly categories... Some good, pure honky-tonk stuff, too... I guess this guy was a real jack of all trades, and must have been in a few rock bands, too, in his younger days.




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