Evan Felker’s Solo “Bottoms Up” From Back In 2013 Is A Must-Try

It still hasn’t hit me that the Toll Highway Troubadours are back together.

We’re talking arguably the greatest country music band to ever walk this planet, behind the songwriting geniuses of frontman Evan Felker.

There was a time when I truly believed I would never see the light of day, and here we are in 2022, where they play a number of shows and headline several festivals.

It feels like it’s 2017 again, and it couldn’t be more beautiful.

For us die-hard Turnpike fans, it’s hard for any of us to find a bad song on any of the four albums they’ve released over the years, starting in the 2010s. Diamonds and gasoline, to 2017 Far from your heart.

However, what if I told you that there is an Evan Felker song hidden in the bottom of the vaults, maybe it is one of my five favorites between Felker and the band?

The song is called “Bottoms Up” and was recorded in 2013 from JJ’s Alley at the Bricktown Pub in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The album, titled Alley Sounds, Vol. II, is a compilation of some of the best artists based in Oklahoma at the time.

That being said, Felker pulls together a masterpiece here and immediately captivates you from the start of the song:

“You’re such a sight in the dashboard light
You are an old forgotten photo in black and white tones
And we feel good, we’ve had all night
Well, your dad went to Kingston to bet on a cockfight…”

“Well down now darling
Well let’s go back to town
Well the downs ain’t the kind of place you gotta hang out
Let’s go back to town
Let’s go back to town…”

This song is a must, because you can literally picture the scenes in your head like a movie as Felker delivers the lyrics.

Check it out:

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