If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Long Line Riders during the band’s relatively short run to this point, the six-piece outfit—which features past and current members of Space Raft, Fox Face, Phylums, The Goodnight Loving, and more in its ranks—specializes in classic country covers, honky tonk homages, and western remixes. At this point, the band’s varied and voluminous catalog includes hundreds of selections that the band says are “interpreted through a Midwestern lens.”
With a fun, family-friendly sound and earnest adaptations of time-tested favorites, Long Line Riders have something in its arsenal to suit most anyone’s taste. If there happens to be any local holdouts who’ve yet to tap their toes to a Long Line Riders tune, that’s about to change. Today, in honor of Milwaukee Day, the band released its lively cover of “Milwaukee, Here I Come.” The song was written by Lee Fykes, but first popularized by George Jones and Tammy Wynette in 1968. Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton also covered the song in the late ’60s.
If you want to celebrate our fair city this Milwaukee Day (or any other day in general), we highly recommend listening to the Long Line Riders cover of “Milwaukee, Here I Come” below.