THE STRANGER (Seattle) | by Kurt B. Reighley, August 10-16, 2006

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(Tractor) Last time Hacienda Brothers passed through Seattle, the gig went unmentioned in this rag—and a regular Border Radio reader took me to task for that oversight.  Oh, have I seen the error of my ways; the Haciendas' sophomore full-length, What's Wrong with Right, is one of my favorite records of 2006.  This Tucson, Arizona, quintet marries the best of country and old-school soul, with able assistance from producer Dan Penn (who authored such classics as "Do Right Woman" and "Dark End of the Street," as well as the Box Tops' "Cry Like a Baby," which the guys give a good going-over live), propelled by the complementary rough and smooth vocals of Dave Gonzalez and Chris Gaffney, plus the liveliest accordion this side of prime-era Los Lobos.  If you miss this show, you better have a doctor's note ready come Monday.