Named for a line in a Gram Parsons song, the Calico Bonnets play “some down to the bone country.”

Indeed, it’s fiddles and mandolins and three-part harmonies that underscores the recordings of this band out of Karlsruhe, Germany.

“Permanently on tour,” playing any club or bar that has a thirsty patron and a corner to accommodate a fiddle and a bass, the Bonnets include in their repertoire tunes from Merle and Gram and Jeb Loy Nichols, as well as this original, “Accidentally,” from their album, I Can See Your Horse From Here.

We hear touches from Merle’s mid-’70s road song period and the sense of humor of the Burritos (though don’t remember them ever writing a line like “twinkle in her eyes/and tremble in her thighs”). But he probably would’ve….

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