Texas Top 5: Week 31
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 and his band The Honeybears are at number five this week. Before making it big, Lewis worked at a pawn shop and as a seafood delivery driver. “If I didn’t have this band,” Lewis says, “I’d probably be in jail.”
4. Joe Ely, Satisfied At Last
West Texas native Joe Ely went from playing dive bars in Lubbock to opening for the Rolling Stones and back again. His latest album, Satisfied At Last is a look back on his travels through decades past.
3. Bob Schneider, A Perfect Day
Bob Schneider’s latest project, a solo album titled A Perfect Day, is in the number three spot this week. I say ‘latest project’ because this busy Austin-based artist, poet & musician is constantly evolving. His previous bands Ugly Americans and The Scabs were hits on the Austin party scene. No matter who he’s collaborating with or where his sound is going, his Austin fan base continues to grow.
2. Jimmie Vaughan, Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites
Jimmie Vaughan is back with a follow up album to 2010′s Blues, Ballads and Favorites. Plays More Blues Ballads and Favorites was released last Tuesday, July 26th and makes it’s debut at number two on our list. Of course, Vaughan enlists the help of his talented group of friends including Lou Ann Barton who joins him on the cover. This batch of vintage covers includes takes on Hank Williams and Ray Charlies, as well as lesser known tracks by Jivin’ Gene, Teddy Humphries and Annie Laurie.
1. Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down
Despite the newcomers and new releases we’ve had this summer, no one has been able to knock 20-year-old Sarah Jarosz out of our list’s top spot. Her sophomore album, Follow Me Down, has taken over the number one position for well over a month now.