The pride of Murfreesboro, TN, Those Darlins are equal parts sequins, sweat, Patsy Cline, pop and punk rock. The holy trinity of Nikki, Jessi and Kelley Darlin, backed up by drummer “Sherriff” Linwood Regensberg, are old-school road dogs that travel across the country spreading a new-school revival sound. Their near-legendary live shows have attracted the attention of modern heavies such as Elvis Perkins and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, who the band recently supported on a recent national tour.
The influences are diverse but work well together, as if the Carter Family started covering The Ronettes in a garage with the Allman Brothers. It’s whisky-soaked roots rock, served up southern-style.
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont and Ben Bernthal
Filmed and Edited by Doug Fellegy, Joe Wallace, and Sarah Miller
Words by Brian J. Brake