Hello Trouble

In 1962, Texas honkytonker, Orville Couch, had his his only big hit with “Hello Trouble.” It hit the #5 spot, but would quickly become better known as a Buck Owens song after it became a standard of the Buckaroos live set. It’s a perfectly constructed country song, clocking in at one minute and forty-seven seconds, about the sweet misery a woman who doesn’t love you, but likes you just enough can bring.

Orville Couch

“Hello Trouble” Orville Couch

The Desert Rose Band had a top twenty hit with “Hello Trouble” in 1989, and added about thirty seconds onto it with the hot licks of Jay Dee Maness and John Jorgenson. DRB was something of a supergroup, formed by Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson. Hillman was a founding member of The Byrds, and after he left with Gram Parsons, founded the Flying Burrito Brothers. Pederson worked with David Grisman, The Dillards, and John Denver over the years and, like Hillman, played with Gram Parsons in the 1970s. Their influence on country rock and alt country can not be overstated. They played their last gig as a true working band today, back in 1994.

“Hello Trouble” The Desert Rose Band


About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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