Texas Top 5: Week 37
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. Guy Clark, Songs and Stories
Songwriting icon Guy Clark is at number five this week with his latest record, Songs and Stories. The 13-song/9-story collection was recorded live at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre and features Clark’s breathtaking storytelling and songwriting skills.
4. Bob Schneider, A Perfect Day
Bob Schneider’s latest release, A Perfect Day, is at number four on our list this week. Now a staple in the Austin music scene, Schneider’s career in Austin started back in the 90′s with bands Joe Rockhead, Ugly Americans and The Scabs.
3. Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down
Sarah Jarosz began recording her second album in the Summer of 2010 after her freshman year of college. On Follow Me Down, Jarosz gets a little more adventurous with her sound, adding drums and teaming up with The Punch Brothers for a cover of Radiohead’s “The Tourist.”
2. Gary Clark Jr., The Bright Lights EP
Gary Clark Jr. is creating a lot of buzz with his latest release, The Bright Lights EP. This 21st century bluesman got his start at legendary Austin club Antones. When Clark was just 17, former Austin Mayor Kirk Watson proclaimed May 3, 2001 ‘Gary Clark Jr. Day.’ He’ll be back in town this weekend for the ACL Festival.
1. Robert Earl Keen, Ready for Confetti
Robert Earl Keen is in the number one spot this week with his 16th album, Ready for Confetti. This time around Keen did something he had always been against: writing on the road. Writing whenever and wherever he felt compelled allowed Keen to explore new themes and ideas. Confetti finds Keen with a more conventional sound, but with the same writing chops he is known for.