NPR

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.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR3 min read
Newly Debt-Free Morehouse Grad: 'We Realized We Could Primarily Focus On What We Loved'
Billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the nearly 400 graduates of the all-male, historically black Morehouse College on Sunday, announcing he would eliminate their student debt — an amount estimated at $40 million.
NPR1 min read
A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.
NPR10 min read
'Game Of Thrones' Finale, Season 8, Episode 6: 'No One Is Very Happy'
After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a whole lot of characters saying "bend the knee" all the time, HBO's massive fantasy series is finally over.