Bonnie and Clyde were the ultimate ride or die couple. Since the day they were gunned down in the piney woods of Louisiana the duo has inspired all manner of songs, from a Merle Haggard ballad to a rap duet courtesy Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Nashville rock and roll outfit Andrew Leahey & The Homestead has now added to the long list of songs about the beloved killers with its song “Penitentiary Guys.”
The track, performed live at the Family Wash in East Nashville, is an adrenaline-charged rocker that calls to mind classic Jayhawks and ’90s pop-rockers Gin Blossoms at their melodic best. Check out the performance below.
You’ll likely recognize Leahey’s name from the masthead of American Songwriter, as he is a frequent scribe for the magazine, having penned the forthcoming cover story on Sturgill Simpson, which hits newsstands on May 10. Don’t miss it.
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead performed at the Family Wash on April 4 as part of the American Songwriter and ReverbNation CONNECT “Discover” concert series. Click here to RSVP for the May 5 event, which features sets by Thelma & the Sleaze, Lilly Hiatt, and Ron Gallo.