Texas Top 5: Week 29
This is the Texas Top 5 – where we bring you the week’s top five albums from Texas artists. Our friends at Waterloo Records compile a list of their top selling albums each week and we put our spin on it.
5. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Scandalous
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are hanging on in the number five spot this week. Their latest release, Scandalous, was produced by Jim Eno, otherwise known as the drummer for Austin band Spoon.
4. Steve Earle, I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Grammy and Emmy award winner Steve Earle is at number four with I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive. Earle can add author, actor and playwright to his jack of all trades list. His first novel shares a title with his new album, he played Harley on the HBO drama Treme and word on the street is he has started to write his second play. He is currently on tour with his band The Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring his wife Allison Moorer.
3. Wheeler Brothers, Portraits
New to the Texas Top 5, Austin-based Wheeler Brothers are coming up quick. Their debut album Portraits was the number nine selling album overall at Waterloo this week. Although there is some confusion in the store about whether or not these boys are featured as Texan artists, Austin is their hometown. The three brothers Wheeler (Nolan, Patrick, and Tyler) grew up in the Lake Travis area and headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for college. Currently on their first US Tour, Wheeler Brothers will be back in Texas August 6th. You can keep up with their adventures on their blog.
2. Bob Schneider, A Perfect Day
1. Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down
While 20-year-old Sarah Jarosz is on her first UK Tour, she has the number one Texas album back at home. Her sophomore release Follow Me Down has been in the number one position for the past four weeks.