An Olympia-Based Genre Polymath Tries On Country-Rock With The County Liners

Mary Jane Dunphe (Vexx, CC Dust) inhabits her projects with a knurly otherworldliness. Hear "Love Letter" from her new country-rock band with Chris McDonnell.
Mary Jane Dunphe (left) and Chris McDonnell on the cover of their new EP as The County Liners. Source: James Nadel

Whether fronting the blazing punk band or the synth-pop duo , Mary Jane Dunphe inhabits her projects with aknurly otherworldliness — her voice contortsChris McDonnell (Trans FX) to write a batch of country-rock songs that buck like an old pickup. is the first EP from The County Liners, rounded out by fellow Olympia, Washington-based musicians Mirce Popovic (Trans FX) and Riley Kendig.

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