MP3 Justin Haigh - Pale Horse Rider
There''s uptempo honky tonk songs and thoughtful ballads from this experienced performer''s debut album. This is not cross-over, power-pop, sorta-country. This IS traditional, straight ahead, real South Dakota country.
10 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Traditional Country, COUNTRY: Country Rock
Justin Haigh has been singing in honky tonks since he was barely old enough to stay up that late. Then he’d stay up later and write songs. Those songs had to get past the crowds who new him best in those roadhouses, and by the time he was out of high school, he was a seasoned writer and performer. Stints with bands like “Vince Lumby and the Driftwood Buckaroos” were all part of learning the ropes.
The next few years provided some great song material, but it was not what he wanted forever: a stint in the military, over-the-road trucking, fishing in Alaska, and ranch work made for a hard life, but Justin wasn’t any easier on himself.
“I was a bad boy,” he said, but he’s not looking back. He’s finally doing what he was meant to do: write songs and perform.
Willy Nelson once said that to write a country song you have to tell the truth and make it rhyme. The rhyming part is easy; it’s telling the truth that’s hard. The truth, as Justin sees it, is that good people die, Daddies miss their kids, and not every love story has a happy ending.
“There are so many layers in my life,” he says. “I’m not just a cowboy.”