and Daggers cannot be summed up into a one-word genre; easily identifiable
for immediate classification. Hearts and Daggers is not bluegrass; nor is it
pop-country or Haggard-era outlaw country. It is also too far removed from
power chords to be cow punk, yet Hearts and Daggers live the hangovers and
heartaches and reconstitute country music into what it SHOULD be nowadays; part
chain-gang chants, part field hollers, part Jimmie Rodgers tuberculosis blues,
part Jimmie Martin bluegrass harmonies, part Hank Sr., part Johnny Cash but
most of all, ORIGINAL. Songs about killing, fightin, love, sinners, estranged
lovers, murderers, and good men gone wrong. Songs that make you want to drink,
dance, weep, holler, yell, and say Amen. We are Hearts and Daggers.
And then there was Dust...