There are not too many rodeos or honky tonk bars in the East Midlands which makes The Most Ugly Child something of a novelty act.
This six-piece country band are centred around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison.
They have their heart in Texas but are based many miles away in the Heart of England, Nottingham to be precise.
Their unusual name comes from a line in The Felice Brothers song 'Tip Your Way'.
Undeterred by the geographical incongruence, the rip-roaring fiddle breaks and plaintive pedal steel help provide lively songs inspired by old country classics which are faithful to their muses and respectful of their sources.
The twelve songs on their first full length album are all originals save for an ill-conceived cover of Townes Van Zandt's Lungs which crudely livens up a song that was never meant to be up tempo.
The songs of love and loss are played straight with enough self deprecating humour to suggest that the irony of what they are doing is not entirely lost on them.
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