* Charlie Roth - Tartan Cactus Heart
See the video of Home to Me on my Music page
* Gary P. Nunn - One Way Or Another
A classic album of Texas Music from one of the genre's enduring masters
* Jerry Jeff Walker - Live from Austin TX (double cd)
This is Jerry Jeff at the peak of his powers recorded in 1984 at Dixie's Bar & Bus Stop
* Walt Wilkins - Plenty
Songs from the Texas hill country
* Jimmy LaFave - Depending On The Distance
Jimmy's usual mix of original songs and Dylan covers - he does Dylan better than Bob. He takes Missing You the 80's pop hit for John Waite and imbues it with plaintive yearning.
* Leyla Fences - Itty Bity Twang Twang
Worth the money for the title alone, Leyla Fences puts the honky back into tonk.
* Janis Martin - The Blanco Sessions
RCA had Janis Martin slated as the "female Elvis". However marriage and a child got in the way and this rockabilly album was recored only months before she died in 2007. She was encouraged and produced by the Rockabilly Filly herself, Rosie Flores.
* Catherine Britt- Always Never Enough
For my moneyAustralia's best female country artist (sorry Kasey!)
Recorded in Jimmy LaFave's Austin studio and produced By Kasey Chambers' father, Bill.
Guests on the album include Guy Clark, Gurf Morlix, Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Bill Chambers, Tim Rogers, Ray Bonneville, Carrie Rodriguez
* Bob Dylan - Tempest
I love Bob Dylan but haven't really loved a studio album since Street Legal back in 1978. However, I do like Tempest, especially the 14 min title track about the sinking of The Titanic where Bob manages to sound more like a pirate than Long John Silver.
* Ronny Elliott - I've Been Meaning To Write
Well after five years I'm glad Ronny finally has written another album full of literate yet quirky songs such as A Doctor And A Lawyer with the line "she's sleeping her way to the bottom". Classic Ronny Elliott.