Viva! Terlingua! Nuevo!: Songs of Luckenbach Texas

Viva! Terlingua! Nuevo!: Songs of Luckenbach Texas

     
 

In January of 2006, the Palo Duro label put on a two-night showcase in the venerable Luckenbach Dance Hall. The roster was a mixture of artists new and old, and included Morrison-Williams, Kent Finlay, Walt Wilkins, Two Tons of Steel, Cory Morrow,See more details below

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In January of 2006, the Palo Duro label put on a two-night showcase in the venerable Luckenbach Dance Hall. The roster was a mixture of artists new and old, and included Morrison-Williams, Kent Finlay, Walt Wilkins, Two Tons of Steel, Cory Morrow, and the Derailers, among others. If, as one must suppose, this disc documents the highlights of those two nights, then it must have been a pretty uneven affair -- though the audience seems to be having plenty of fun throughout, and maybe that's all that counts. Those listeners coming to the music at one remove, though, might be less enthused about, say, Brian Burns' overlong "Desperados Waiting for the Train" or John Arthur Martinez's defiantly über-hokey "Viva! Luckenbach!" than the crowd seems to have been. One problem an album like this makes clear is the inherently limited appeal of songs about Texas in general, let alone about Luckenbach in particular. If they're singing about your home then it's natural to get all caught up in the spirit of a song like "Luckenbach Daylight." But if you're from somewhere else, you tend to focus more on the song itself, and that's not always very rewarding. Count on Morrison-Williams to redeem the genre handily, though (with their brilliant "What I Like About Texas") and on Two Tons of Steel to do the same (in part by changing the subject from Texas to sangria). Uneven, but not bad overall.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Palo Duro Records
UPC:
0806820420123
catalogNumber:
4201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Austin   Steel Guitar
Craig Hillis   Guitar,Slide Guitar,Track Performer
John Inmon   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar
Scott Mathews   Percussion
Gary P. Nunn   Keyboards
Bobby Rambo   Guitar,Background Vocals
Herb Steiner   Track Performer
Brian Hofeldt   Guitar,Vocals
Radoslav Lorkovic   Accordion
Kent Finlay   Track Performer
Shayne Morrison   Bass,Background Vocals
Chris Schlotzhauer   Steel Guitar
Ricardo Ramírez   Bass
Clinton Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Geil   Guitar,Vocals
Denny Mathis   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dennis Fallon   Guitar
Chris Dodds   Percussion
Sweet Basil McJagger   Piano
Ed Adkins   Bass

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Composer
Ray Wylie Hubbard   Composer
Hondo Crouch   Composer
John Inmon   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Gary P. Nunn   Composer
Fred Remmert   Engineer,Mastering
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Michael Murphy   Composer
Tommy Alverson   Producer
Walt Wilkins   Producer

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