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Evil for You

by Buttercup

"Hillbilly noir." Country and honky tonk with a vintage twang.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Walk Away
3:21 $0.99
2. Half Empty
2:00 $0.99
3. River of Whiskey
3:27 $0.99
4. Walkin' the Dog
2:42 $0.99
5. It's the Bottle Talkin'
2:22 $0.99
6. Queen for a Day
2:20 $0.99
7. Passer By
2:15 $0.99
8. Springtime in the Badlands
3:56 $0.99
9. The Ballad of Katie Gallows
3:02 $0.99
10. Evil for You
2:33 $0.99
11. Don Juan
2:08 $0.99
12. Cowboy Poets and Honky-Tonk Heartthrobs
2:37 $0.99
13. Makin' Believe
4:18 $0.99
14. Hellhound Romeo
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Album Notes
If Johnny Cash was a girl and Mickey Spillane wrote country songs and David Lynch made music videos, then you'd have Buttercup: a Richmond Va.-based 5-piece honky tonk band featuring two smokey voiced sisters, a fiddler, a lead guitarist, a drummer, and shots all around.

Buttercup plays old timey drink-cheat-and-cry songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s as well as their own love-leave-and-die originals. It started with one girl's big-eyed hillbilly crush on George Jones. But when her sister fell for the unattainable Townes Van Zandt, a sweet mad darkness came over their sound...


Evil for You is … “14 tracks of country music like they used to do before Nashville overdosed it with saccharine… This is torch singing country style in good old fashioned black and white." BluesBunny.com

“Chalk up Buttercup as a cure for that fake country music flowing out of Nashville.”
George “The Raging Bullard,” Detroit News



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Jan Raczycki

Buttercup - Evil For You
I love this record! It is the best CD that I have purchased this year. It is a true celebration of the human heart in all of its beauty and ugliness...the fickle heart, the cheating heart, the lonesome heart, the possessive heart, the broken heart, the evil heart, the vengeful heart etc. It effectively plays on honky tonk cliches like the therapeutic benefits and tragic consequences of whisky, the road and a smoking gun and makes them get into your soul like an irresistable pulp fiction novel. This music is hillbilly noir. Pour yourself a Maker's Mark, don your Stetson or fedora (either will do), grab a hold of your sweetheart and spin her across the dance floor. In this world of comparisons, think Patsy Cline collaborating with Tom Waits.


Vintage honky tonk brought fully up to date with superbly expressive voices and tight playing (and some mean fiddling). Some classic covers (thank you Cindy Walker) and standout originals with great lyrics and singing. Easily among the best CDs I've bought this century! Try it and you'll like it!

Tom C

Evil For You
Buttercup makes want to laugh and cry at the same time, all the while my feet won't stop moving. In between all the drinkin, murder, and heartache there is a lot of soul. Congratulations to Buttercup on “Evil for You” my new favorite CD.