Big Hollywood has an interesting article on Alt. Country and features Slim Cessna Auto Club. I should have known that Slim had some musical collaborations with David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower, Wovenhand). If you are looking for something just a little bit different give them a listen. From the looks of this video they put on a great live show.
Like all good art movements, alt country is more than just a sum of its parts. The masterful mixing of genres and styles ads a sophisticated, visceral and modern take on a distinctly American art form.
Traditional Bluegrass and country offers a snapshot of the beauty and pain of rural America in the early part of last century. Today’s alt country builds on that, often mixing the fire and damnation, end of the world spirit of punk rock with gospel and biblical references, particularly 16 Horsepower and Slim Cessna.
The lyrical journeys will take you to hell and back, and offer a glimpse of salvation, if you’re game enough to take them up on it.