Steve Gillette – Texas And Tennessee
They say that if you've lived in two places, you know more about both of them. There are songs that have dual citizenship too. I spent about ten years on a journey that was all about that kind of song. The odyssey described in the songs here has led me from the campfires of Kerrville to the studios of Nashville and back. It's a journey that isn't over. While much of this writing was done for the business of music, I've never quite been able to believe a song until I have the experience of hearing it with my campfire ears.
1. Here's to the Rocky Road - 2:44 2. Cornstalk Pony - 3:30 3. Ghost Rider's Medley - 5:17 4. Railroad Written All over Him - 3:06 5. Two Ten Train - 3:07 6. Two Men in the Building - 3:29 7. Lorena - 3:34 8. No Ponuncias Mi Nombre - 3:02 9. The Windows of Heaven - 3:29 10. One Door - 3:17 11. The Eye of the Hurricane - 3:15 12. The West Texas Wind - 3:24 13. If You're Ever in Texas - 4:04
Steve Gillette (guitar, vocals) , Steve Richards (rhythm guitar) , Mike Williams (12string guitar) , Orville Johnson (slide guitar) , Charles Cochran (organ, piano) , Pete Wasner (piano) , Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano) , Cindy Mangsen (accordion clavecin vocal harmony) , Mark Graham (harmonica) , Mark Schatz / Roger Spencer (bass) , Anne Hills / (vocal harmony), a.o.
1. AllMusic - Tim Sheridan
This work by a veteran folk player is an ode to life in two places, both of which embody the country-folk music ethos. Gillette's songs also evoke this ethos, with an honest if somewhat reedy tenor and lyrics that attest to a no-nonsense love of trains ("Railroad All Over Him"), the road ("Here's to the Rocky Road") and the wind ("West Texas Wind").
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