Texas Top 5: Week 34
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. Wheeler Brothers, Portraits
Fresh off their first US Tour, Wheeler Brothers received a warm welcome at Mohawk for their homecoming show last week. If you’re wondering how the tour went, the guys write a pretty entertaining blog chronicling all of their experiences. The Austin-based quintet released their debut album, Portraits, back in June and it’s at number five on our list.
4. Bob Schneider, A Perfect Day
A mainstay on our list this summer is Bob Schneider’s A Perfect Day. He has probably played in almost every venue in Austin at one time or another, but if you haven’t gotten a chance to see him you can watch clips of his performance at the legendary Austin City Limits studios right here. You can also catch him most Mondays at Saxon Pub.
3. Gary Clark Jr., The Bright Lights EP
Austin’s own Gary Clark Jr. has been hitting up the festival scene lately. Last year he shared the stage with B.B King and Buddy Guy at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, he played Bonnaroo in June and he’s set to play the opening day of ACL Fest next month. His latest EP release, The Bright Lights EP, features four tracks, two of which were recorded live.
2. Eli Young Band, Life At Best
New to our list, and bringing a country element, is the Eli Young Band. Their latest release is called Life At Best. It’s hard to believe this four-piece, who met during their college days, haven’t changed their lineup once throughout their 11 years together.
1. Blue October, Any Man In America
Making their debut at number one on our list is Blue October. Their seventh album, Any Man In America, was released last Tuesday and immediately sky rocketed to the number one spot. Blue October formed in Houston in the mid-90s and reached commercial success with their 2003 single “Calling You.” For this record the band retreated to an Austin studio with producer Tim Palmer (U2, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant). They’ll be in San Marcos at the Texas Music Theater this Friday the 26th.