Last Of The White Hot Rednecks
"They bill themselves as “Southwest Montana’s most country country western band.” That’s not a claim I’m going to argue about with Gallatin Gateway’s www.Twang."
"A favorite live dance band, they mix standard cover tunes with equally well-written originals on their first CD. My favorites are their own songs by guitarists Buck Buchanan and Duke Sharp. Buchanan co-wrote the soon-to-be classic “Your Cheatin’ Heart (Stays on the Juke Box)” with producer Kenny Williams, who, along with fellow Montana Rose, Claudia Williams, provides finely tuned harmony vocals throughout.
Lead vocals aren’t the band’s strongest asset, but their rough-around-the-edges delivery actually adds to their honky tonk authenticity. I can’t find anything to criticize in their musicianship, which is rounded out by Russ Olsen on bass, Johnny Regan on drums, and Sandy Dodge on sweet steel guitar.
The strongest song on the album is Buchanan’s “The Best Place (Won’t Last),” a lament about the loss of Montana’s wild places to real estate development that could only have been written by a longtime Montanan.
For an authentic souvenir of your visit to a Montana honky tonk bar, you will be hard-pressed to find something better than the Last of the White-Hot Rednecks." - Scott Prinzing, Montana Magazine