It's "off-the-beaten-path Americana." It's the simple meeting the complex, traditional meeting modern, stick-to-your-guns resoluteness meeting adaptation. Breaks new artistic ground but remains in character.
Punk-rock pedigrees and arena-rock energy, tougher-than-Springsteen storytelling and their romantic hearts sewn to their denim sleeves. The Bottle Rockets are true folk music, albeit it with beards, biker wallets and a lot more muscle.