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Truckstop Honeymoon

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Truckstop Honeymoon is kind of like a Dodge with a burnt-out clutch; the music has just two speeds and no reverse. They play banjos and washtubs while singing about adultery and oil refineries, and with them, it’s either break-neck breakdowns or heart-break waltzes. But these are the kind of songs that resonate with a listener, and Truckstop Honeymoon is so good at making a making a person laugh while still bringing a tear to their eye. Katie Euliss learned guitar, piano and bucket bass in the streets of New Orleans. After six years of scamming enough money from tourists to buy Lucky Strikes, she met the indispensable Mike West. Part entertainer, part snake oil salesman, Mike lived by pickin’ his banjo and selling CD’s that he claimed were “a curative for hangovers and small-mindedness.” Together, the two began a perpetual tour of North America, Europe and Australia, getting married along the way. Spending their wedding night at the Tiger Truck Stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp, Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

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