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Watch Hiss Golden Messenger Teach ‘Letterman’ a Lesson in ‘Southern Grammar’

Hiss Golden Messenger

North Carolina’s Hiss Golden Messenger brought their Southern-flecked classic roots rock to Letterman last night, and Dave liked the set so much that we assume he didn’t let them leave (“Nice going! I’ll tell ya, I liked everything about this!”). Playing “Southern Grammar” (which is decidedly unrelated to Nelly’s “Country Grammar”), frontman M.C. Taylor hit the stage with a coterie of chambray-shirted back-up vocalists for a rowdy Byrds-meets-Buffalo Springfield-meets-Chicago performance (because horns).

Check it out above, and grab Lateness of Dancers on Merge.