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The One That Got Away

by The Dry County Crooks

Outlaw country meets punk rock. Music by and for the working class.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mary Jo, I Wish I Never
3:41 $0.99
2. Valley of Love
3:34 $0.99
3. 13 Long Years
4:02 $0.99
4. The One That Got Away
4:15 $0.99
5. The Waiting Game
4:45 $0.99
6. Average Man
3:21 $0.99
7. When the Whistle Blows
3:28 $0.99
8. It Gets Me Everytime
2:26 $0.99
9. Switchblade Knife
4:55 $0.99
10. Sweet Lullaby
2:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Dry County Crooks are an outlaw country/rock outfit from Portland, Oregon with punk roots and a blue-collar message that has become their trademark. Touring the western states since 2001, they've played over 300 shows including multiple appearances at MusicfestNW and opening for bands ranging from Eddie Spaghetti to The Tennessee Three. Vocalist/accoustic guitarist Vinny D's anthems are the ignition system in the hopped up pickup that is DCC. Influences Johnny Cash, Social Distortion, and The Pogues are hot wired into tales of rural American characters, greased up broken hearts, alcoholic binges and knife weilding street fighters. Paul Becker's electric guitar crunch sparks the 8-cylinder rhythm section of drummer Cheo Larcombe and Bassist Johnny B.

In 2003 The Dry County Crooks self-released "The One That Got Away" on Blue Collar Heart Music and followed in 2005 with "Wrong Side Of The Tracks". Their new album, "When Hearts Break" is now out on the MastanMusic label.


"The Crooks' new "When Hearts Break"- a collection of unaffected Americana-core anthems and rockabilly ballads - lurches decidedly punkward." Jay Horton, Williamette Week.

"Hearing a band that sounds as lean and streamlined as The Dry County Crooks do on their latest album, "When Hearts Break," has a strangely calming effect, in spite of their muscular country/rock hybrid." Bob Ham, special to The Oregonian.

"It's a strange world when a country band rocks harder than much of what passes for rock these days" -Brian Blair, editor/publisher, Oregon Music Guide.

"The best damn country CD you'll hear this year!" -Queenie, Portland Online MusicNet.

"Music to open a cheap beer with a greasy but sharp switchblade by, as you drive through the streets of Portland in your three on the tree, straight-six Impala" -Jack Sparks
'The Other Side of Country' WMGT 1220 AM.

"Their songs, in all their heartbroken, whiskey-soaked, soul-baring glory, are as true as it gets. Buy this record---and do it now." -Rick Emerson, 'The Rick Emerson Show' KCMD 970 AM.

"Great stuff!" -Stephen Egerton, ALL, The Descendents.

"The Crooks music is country, but don't be put off by that label, because waiting around the corner are loud guitars, tatoos and murder ballads." -Rob Peacock.

"Mix punk, twang and add attitude. Dry County Crooks mines the rebel spirit of both genres." -Angela Yeager, Statesman Journal.



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Hard to pick a favorite on this one.
Real music by real people. This band put together a cd that you can feel. With lyrics about life and a sound that grabs you from begining to end, its hard to pick a favorite. Thanks guys for real music.

Amanda (you know who I am)

The best damn local band ever.
This cd is one you can listen to at anytime and in any mood. From hearing that whislte blow to taking a chance on love, this cd is one of my favorites. I never skip any songs, just listen to it the whole way through, on repeat. If you havent listened to it, at least check it out, you'll like what you hear, and if you dont like it first off, listen again and let the songs start to grow on you.

Kimberly Nelson

Want roots, rebel country, and angst? This one's for you!
Excellent musicianship, lyrical prowess, cunning plots, and dynamic emotion shine through on this genre-crossing CD. It's a diamond in the rough that doesn't want or need polish! From the tongue-in-cheek "13 Long Years" to the hair-raising acoustic sentiment of "Sweet Lullaby", the Dry County Crooks deliver full length pleasure. Music by which you can woo your lady and rip her clothes off at the same time! Ladies, if you want to dance the night away with your Mister put on "The One That Got Away" and wax nostalgic. Or better yet, you do the dancing to "Waiting Game" and that siren's song will bring him to you faster than you can say "meow"! Well worth the price!!

Miss Kimmie

real men, real music
these guys just played an awesome show this weekend in beautiful stanwood, washington.... the dry county crooks are amazing musicians and the most sincere people you will ever meet... i'll be rockin' to their cd until i the next time i am able to see them play live... and i am waiting with much anticipation to get my hands on the new album!

cheo, howie, paul and vinny d... i love you guys, rock on!

Rhinestone Kevin

Real Rock for Real People
This is real Rock -n- Roll. Think Johnny Cash meets Social Distortion. Great songs, heartfelt lyrics (listen to Average Man) and good musicianship. The Dry County Crooks are the real deal. You won't regret buying this album!

Mike E

Awesome! Real lyrics, raw energy.
I heard these guys 2 weeks ago for the first time in Silvana WA. I ordered both CD's the next day and haven't stopped playing them. 13 Long Years, Switchblade Knife and When the Whistle Blow are killer! (The rest ain't shabby).

Philip Phifer

No ripoff here
Great CD. I saw these guys live a couple of times and I hoped that their CD would be as good as their shows. It's a fantastic album. Well produced, great sounds. Sometimes local acts dissapoint on CD. Not here. No BS, just real bare bones country rock.