"When one considers country-western music, the Green Mountain state doesn't necessarily spring to mind. But then again, neither do astral planes, Nietzsche's Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, or UFOs. But the White River Junction, Vermont based Western Terrestrials aim to broaden the horizons of a genre many have come to equate with Nashville's narrowly defined set of tropes on their July fourth release, Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream."
Updated: Jul 24
On July 4, Vermont-based country band Western Terrestrials released the track “Ethan Alien” on a variety of streaming services from its newly minted “Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream” album.
The song delivers the message of Vermont as “a sanctuary state for weirdos and aliens and other outsiders,” according to co-writer Nick Charyk. He imagines an alternative Vermont history in which the Green Mountain Boys’ leader was actually a little green man.
By Art Edelstein Arts Correspondent, Times Argus