Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Much-loved 1995 debut album of smokin' Texas barbeque by this now-acclaimed Austin musician, sounding like John Prine without the cigarettes, produced by Lloyd Maines (also playing steel & dobro), featuring David Grissom, ... more »
Much-loved 1995 debut album of smokin' Texas barbeque by this now-acclaimed Austin musician, sounding like John Prine without the cigarettes, produced by Lloyd Maines (also playing steel & dobro), featuring David Grissom, Ponty Bone, Rich Brotherton & Toni Price on acoustic/electric guitars & mandolin.
OUTSTANDING! Best Austin country CD I've ever heard !
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every review I saw about this CD was that it was just a great record-nothing but 'rave' comments. After buying it during a visit to see friends in Austin, I have to agree! I have never bought a record (out of hundreds over the years) that I can remember enjoying any more than this one, "Bandera". It is absolutely a superb album from start to finish. Lloyd Maines production is a strong plus. Do yourself a favor-if you like John Prine or Robert Earl Keen, you will flip over this CD. An absolute must for any true lover of original Austin progressive country. This guy is a great songwriter and singer-he even sounds like Prine on a few tracks. 5-stars!!"
I keep playing this one
Anne M Jensen | Barrow, AK United States | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I happened to hear Charlie Robison on "Austin City Limits" one night, and promptly ordered all his CDs. It's true that "Bandera" is less polished than his later two CDs, which are also great. However, *this* is the one I keep popping in the CD player. "Desperate Times" is quite a song, "Red Letter Day" really sticks in my head .... In fact, there's not a bad track on it.If you like folks like Townes Van Zandt, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Waylon Jennnings, Lucinda Williams, etc. you oughta like this one."
Good debut from a great songwriter!
Michael Curtis | Nashville, TN USA | 09/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As another reviewer wrote, Charlie does have a different sound here than on his 2nd (& better, IMO) CD "Life Of The Party". The music & his voice are twangier. There are some awesome tunes here. My fave from this CD is the 4th track - "Desperate Times". It's a true story about one of his old high school buddies who "went bad". :-) Anyway, I would suggest that you get Charlie's "Life Of The Party" CD first. Then, go back & get this one."