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NEWS: Don’t Drink The Water share their debut single “Sally’s Got A Secret”

“Sally’s Got A Secret” is the debut single from UK country-folk band Don’t Drink The Water, released via Fretsore Records. Fronted by father-son duo David and Ben O’Leary, who previously performed as Cold Cold Heart, their music has been described as “brimming with classic country heartbreak” (RnR Magazine).

The Northampton-based act recorded the single, the first of a 4-track EP, in the studio with Scottish producer and fellow Fretsore artist, Jack Henderson. For their debut, Don’t Drink The Water embrace their Celtic musical heritage, while encompassing broader influences of alt-country, folk and blues.

Our inspiration starts with Hank Williams through to Eamonn Kelly and continues with great writers and artists like John Prine, Levon Helm, Slaid Cleaves to Jack Kerouac and Brer Rabbit. It’s the music of outlaws, bar room romeos, friendly waitresses, lonesome railroad men and tough situations.

The new single was inspired by a character that songwriter David O’Leary was developing for a stage production, and features themes of broken dreams, dead ends and rejuvenation.

Don’t Drink The Water’s 4-track EP will be released on Fretsore Records in 2020. Fans can download and stream the single “Sally’s Got A Secret” HERE.

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Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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