Brand-new calling Following what looked as if it might be a costly falling out with Warner Bros. The opportunistic, Christian-skewed folkies just signed a long-term, multi-album deal with the Nashville-based Essential Records. The group will release its first Essential effort in late Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press.
While the band's self-titled CD will continue to be available through Warner, Essential has retained rights to the band's independent catalog. And given that Essential is also home to the enormously successful Jars of Clay, Caedmon's may well be poised for similar crossover success. Say a prayer, Your House. Local indie rockers Rubbur will play their final show under that moniker Saturday at Fitzgerald's. In fact, don't be surprised if you see them performing together a few months down the line -- same guys, different name.
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Rarely, given the inevitable effects of aging and burnout to which most succumb. Even in blues music, where senior citizenship is revered, many old-timers fall short of their former verve and glory. But, as his latest CD eloquently attests, spry septuagenarian Texas Johnny Brown just gets better with age. Brown is the widely respected guitarist who first recorded with Houston's Amos Album) in Los Angeles in before cutting his own singles in New York in From there he went on to perform, on tour and in the Duke-Peacock Records studio, with some of the top blues talent of his generation.
Handy Award nominee for Comeback of the Year. Now, with Blues DefenderBrown has raised the bar another notch. Comprising 11 tracks, including ten new compositions, this album Your House his remarkable craft as a songwriter, singer and guitarist. Along with a crisp rhythm section, they lay the foundation for Brown's tasteful guitar licks.
The lyrics -- about a fellow who services the needs of neighborhood housewives -- are witty, and Brown's voice is confident and strong. Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. That bedrock of organ interplaying with full complement of horns characterizes much of the album. And the guitar soloing throughout is brilliantly spare and eminently melodic, avoiding frivolous pyrotechnics and focusing instead on clean tones and cool sounds. For instance, on "Runaway Girl," longtime bandmate Donald Owens lays down a funky bass groove punctuated by inventive organ riffs.
Meanwhile, Brown delivers precise guitar leads that communicate like the voice of a disciplined singer -- not some blustery screamer.
And here, as elsewhere on DefenderBrown's vocalizing is his most effective on record, conveying passion and depth of insight. Other noteworthy tracks include "Quality Blues," Your House moody instrumental featuring guitar lines that Your Home - Texas Johnny Brown - Nothin But The Truth (CD simultaneously elegant and down-home, artfully smooth but visceral.
The title track kicks off in Your House rhythm propelled by vibrant horns.
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