What You’re Doing To Me: Tilford Sellers, Oh Yes

The lack of songwriters just songwritin’ makes me moan. I don’t mean to say there’s a dearth of folks crafting their miseries into guitar drivel, so please please please do not take this as cry from the wilderness to hear from your bleeding pen. It is to say though that there is a decidedly lack of universal truth being written about in the time-honored American tradition of chunka-chunka chords, scratchy fiddles and steel guitars. Where’s the cheatin’ songs that don’t make us cry? What happened to beer cans and halter tops and little guys thinking they can take bigger guys?

Go through Tilford Sellers swinging doors and re-find all that good stuff. It’s there “waiting for you to come back home.” He and the band play southern Indiana honky-tonk so muddy you’re bound to lose your boots. It’s the slightest bit retro with the occasional rockabilly hiccup, but maybe it just feels like that because not many folks actually sit down and play songs about leaving, dancing, drinking, loving, kissing and then a few more about leaving in these dark days. It’s a shame too, because this is the type of music that makes a shy boy ask a wallflower out to dance across hard wood floors. And boy, I look around this old world and think we certainly need a little more of that and little less of all this other stuff.

Tilford Sellers and band? Oh, yes. Check him out here. Or here.


About Iaan Hughes

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