Rogers' songs "Señorita" and "Graveyards and Fireworks Stands" bring both poignant sobriety and good-timin' bar choruses to this collection of tie-dyed honky tonk. Six of the eight songs on Misery and Gold were penned by Bain Ennis, Larry Martin and John Williams. These musicians are long-time friends of Rogers' who have played together in incarnations known as The Tone Deaf Cowboys and The Gypsy Troubadours, in Texas and Oklahoma, since the early 1980s. You may see some of them from time to time join Rogers on stage with his current line-up, which includes Chris Curtis on guitar, John Goodson on drums and Roy Robbins on bass.
Co-produced by Curtis Box and Ed Rogers, the disc also features Larry Martin on guitar, Rodger Harrison on bass, Matthew Williams on drums, Ken Halford on keyboards, David Norris on pedal steel guitar, Amanda Hutchins, Curtis Box and Katie Kechnie on backup vocals, Christian Dozzler on accordion, and Danny Gabbert on banjo.
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1. North Through the Trees
4. Another Jukebox
5. I Won't Be the Cowboy
6. Too Many Goodbyes
7. Misery and Gold
8. Graveyards and Fireworks Stands