Created in Kansas, weaned on basic country and rock and roll fare like the Rolling Rocks and Neil Adolescent, longtime Southern California citizen Tag Insley debuted in 1996 with Great Country Rubbish, an recording that drew evaluations to Dwight Yoakam (actually, people of Yoakam’s music group played for the recording). After accumulating a raucous live status around the Western Coastline, Insley released the long-awaited follow-up compared to that work, Tucson (his 1st recording on Rustic Information). That recording symbolized an edgier affair than his debut, contacting to brain the hard-to-classify Americana of iconoclasts such as for example Steve Earle, and Pal and Julie Miller. Insley and Paul du Gre (Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, Poor Religious beliefs) co-produced Tucson, which highlighted players such as for example Tony Gilkyson, drummer David Raven (Jim Lauderdale, Butthole Surfers), key pad participant Danny McGough (Tom Waits), and ubiquitous pedal-steel participant/multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. The discharge also saw visitor performances by Albert Lee, Dave Alvin, Rick Shea, and Clare Muldaur. The record swings from hard nation to rock and roll & move to blues and again. The name of the discharge seemed relatively prophetic, for soon after its documenting, Insley transferred to Tucson.