The Hacienda Brothers

If record swaps are any indication, there are dozens of music lovers out there willing to scour a booth for Bear Family Charlie Rich boxed sets and Philly soul collectibles — The Best of the Intruders, for instance. For those rabid few, the Hacienda Brothers‘ brand of western soul is as custom-tailored as a Saturday afternoon with a wad of cash and a Post-it list of gotta-have ’45s. With ex-Paladin Dave Gonzalez handling guitar and Chris Gaffney’s voice painting pictures with songs like Rich’s “Life’s Little Ups and Downs” and the Gamble and Huff classic “Cowboys to Girls,” the Haciendas’ latest, What’s Wrong With Right, proves to be that blend of pedal steel and Hammond B3 that only Ray Charles once dreamed possible.

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