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Album: Death, Drugs & the Doublecross

Album: Death, Drugs & the Doublecross

Kyle Turley's album Death, Drugs & the Doublecross

Enjoy this album with a

Vieux Carre Cocktail Recipe

Vieux Carré

Ingredients

  • Rye
  • Cognac
  • Sweet Vermouth
  • Benedictine
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • Angostura Bitters

Part of a series of Listen & Sip album and cocktail pairings. Kyle Turley’s music is both intense and tender, much like the Vieux Carré with its whiskey soul warmed and mellowed by cognac and sweet vermouth then double-smacked with bitters. You’ll never know what hit you.

Death, Drugs & the Doublecross is Kyle Turley’s sophomore album with six songs straight from the heart. “All the stories, all the songs are all real. There are a couple of fun ones that take off of my experiences in life, the way I grew up. There’s one called ‘Smokin’’ about a truck driver, that’s for my Dad.” The heartbreaking “Fortune and Pain” was written for all the men who, like Kyle, have suffered traumatic injuries in the NFL. The title track, which is about Lynyrd Skynyrd, got its name from a stack of Playboy magazines from the ’60s and ’70s the band found next to a dumpster outside their recording studio. At the top of the heap, the magazine’s headline read “Death, Drugs and the Doublecross.”

Turley calls his music “power country.” It’s emotional stuff, an outpouring of genres he’s listened to all his life from country to Southern rock to heavy metal, and a reflection of the experiences that have shaped the man — a man in a hurry. “I don’t want to be complacent. There’s been a lot of growth between my first record and this one, and I’ve got a new record coming out in the Fall.” Kyle Turley is an original. He’s made a record worth listening to.

Find out more at Gridiron Records.

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