Mike and The Moonpies (from the album Steak Night at the Prairie Rose)
The neon sign blinks Steak Night at the Prairie Rose on the cover as the title for the recent release from Mike and The Moonpies, the song and the story a page ripped from the life of Mike (Harmeier). The Prairie Rose, particularly the once-a-week steak night, was where a younger version of the man fronting The Moonpies had his first gig at fourteen years-old. The memory is wistful, the honesty thick as the cut of beef served up for the dinners. Steak Night at the Prairie Rose showcases the band’s ability to wrap Texas Country chords around the styles they stretch across their honky tonk nature, opening “The Last Time” guided by the perfectly-rounded bubble notes of a Wurlitzer organ as they paste song titles into lyrics for “Wedding Band”, and wrangle guitar licks into line as they cruise through Louisiana into Mississippi to visit “Beaches of Biloxi”.
Steak Night at the Prairie Rose opens its doors with the first cut high-fiving the team hauling the gear with “Road Crew” as Mike and The Moonpies recount tour stories and questionable decisions in “Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be”, wrestle with lead guitar riffs as the wriggle through “Might Be Wrong”, and decorate their house with honky tonk humor for “Getting’ High at Home”. Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas with producer Adam Odor, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose expands the borders of Country music while curating its traditions of representing the lives of Country music fans. Mike and the Moonpies set the stage on fire as they wrap up their set, exiting Steak Night at the Prairie Rose with “We’re Gone”.
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