It's only taken Chris Wall ten years for to follow up "Just Another Place" with "El Western Motel" on his Cold Spring Record label.
Texas music's most literate songwriter is still exploring his favourite themes of love lost and the trials and tribulations of performing.
The album's one page say's it all:
Like all of Wall’s previous work, El Western Motel pulls no punches and dodges no attacks. It’s equal parts mea culpa, apology, and defiant bluster bolstered by the usual assortment of concise, insightful lyrics that have been a hallmark of Wall’s career.
The ubiquitous Lloyd Maines ( do this guy ever sleep ?) plays some wonderful dobro, resonator, slide and lead guitar on the album as well as co-producing with Chris and Merel Bregante.
The album was recorded in Bregante's studio in Austin.
Cody Braun from Reckless Kelly plays fiddle and mandolin.
Reckless Kelly backed Chris on "Tainted Angel" back in 1998.
Listen to this record and the listen to all Chris Wall's previous releases.
They will make you life a better place.
Music like "El Western Morel" is the reason I keep the Cosmic Cowboy Cafe open for business