More than just an awesome band name, the Michigan Rattlers hale from (you guessed it) Michigan with a fresh breath of Americana. The duo have a distinct delivery with their harmonized vocals and guitar with upright bass in tow. Like all great songs of the genre, “Sweet Diane” tells us a story with the right balance of musical and lyrical simplicity and complexity. A rebirth of roots friendly Americana seems on the horizon, and alongside the paths of artists like Sturgil Simpson and Kacey Musgraves, the Michigan Rattlers hint towards a career of relatable integrity, so long their music stays as on point as it is with “Sweet Diane”.
Reviewed by b3