At a time when the entire music world, and country music in particular, continues to mourn the loss of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, there still exist those artists and creators who share the musical spirit of these icons, if not their decades of real life true grit experience.
Among these is a "veteran newcomer" called T. (Tex) Stevens. A veteran because he's been writing and singing his songs his whole life, a newcomer because it's only since Cash's passing that he's been persuaded to commit these musical snapshots of his wanderings to recorded media for posterity.
A newcomer to professional recording, but a veteran of the deserts and plains of our great country, Stevens is the son of a California oilfield worker who was a cross between Indiana Jones and John Wayne. Larger than life, now also passed on to a better place...
Now Charlatan Records brings you the first T. Stevens collection, appropriately titled "The Last American Cowboy." On this disc, Tex shares his reflections about life in the saddle, remembers the good times and the bad, honors close friends both human and animal, and recounts his reaction to the devastating California wildfires of 2003 and other recent events, all punctuated by his unique take on social commentary.
So circle the wagons, stoke the campfire, fire up a stogie, settle back against an old comfortable tree and listen to the way roots music should sound. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
Check out the artist's website:
1. Dry Desert Dreams
2. Sports Bar
3. Pain Is Pain
4. TV's Always On
5. Queen of the Cowgirls
6. Sinner Without Salvation
7. Guitars, Levis, Hat 'n' Boots
8. Workin' Dog
9. The Last American Cowboy
10. Primrose Hill
11. Roadhouse Jump
12. Chemical Sunset (Firestorm '03)
13. Love Takes Some Gettin' Used To