It’s been a very long minute since Corb Lund’s last full-length album. His return, Agricultural Tragic, embarks on a rootin’ tootin’ mission, speeding off in the desert with some of his best work to-date. A collaboration with Jaida Dreyer called “I Think You Ought Try Whiskey” is an absolute hoot ‘n a half.
“Well, I think you oughta try whiskey, baby,” he coos. To which Dreyer replies, with a smirk, “Well, I think you oughta try gin.” Their charming call-and-response is undeniably reminiscent of John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves,” a 1999 duet with Iris DeMet. Lund and Dreyer balance each other out, while making sure to leave a mark solo as much as together.
Listen to “I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey” below.