Run-down honky-tonks. Lost love. Broken dreams. Empty bottles. This is the stuff of inspiration for Bowling Green, KY band the Josephines, a rowdy quintet of down-home rockers whose raw, rough-around-the-edges music has the rarely felt power to make you dance while you cry.
In January, the band will release their highly anticipated debut studio album, Cocaine or Cowboys, which follows their 2017 EP, Sober Up. The Josephines recorded Cocaine or Cowboys over the course of two sessions, one in 2019 at Blackbird Studios and the second in 2020 at Monocle Studios, coproducing the album alongside Jon Lawhon and Chris Robertson. Guest musicians on the album include co-producer Robertson (lead guitar vocals), Cody Beck (fiddle), Robbie Crowell (keys) and Nate Davis (keys)