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Posted: 12:46 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014

On The Record: Local releases this month 


Dal Watson The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy photo
Dale Watson, "The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy"
Austin, and dog Shakti, are the Mastersons’ good luck charms photo
The Mastersons’ “Good Luck Charm,” due out July 8.

By Peter Blackstock


Dale Watson, “The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy” (Red River): This three-disc set collects Watson’s first two “Truckin’ Sessions” discs (released in 1998 and 2009) and adds a third batch of new tracks, with titles such as “I Live on Truckin’ Time,” “Birmingham Breakdown” and “Lugnut Larry.” Catch Watson on July 14 at his long-running Monday residency at the Continental Club.

Mastersons, “Good Luck Charm” (New West): Sophomore album from singer-songwriter duo Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson, who also play in Steve Earle’s band. CD release shows July 18 at Waterloo Records and July 19 at Stubb’s.

Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit, “Rapture”: This is “rock ’n’ roll, smooth and dirty,” their Facebook page declares. CD release show July 12 at the Parish.

Adam Ahrens & Guests, “Black Pepper Corn”: Adventurous instrumental tunes from Ahrens, Michael Ramos, Mike Molnar and Eric Przygocki guitar, ukulele, tiple, trumpet, accordion and more. Catch his July residency at Lamberts every Wednesday.

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Robyn Ludwick, “Little Rain”: CD release show July 18 at Strange Brew.

Buenos Diaz, “The Love Balloon” EP: Catch their July residency at Hole in the Wall every Saturday ay 6 p.m.


Black Angels, “Clear Lake Forest” (Blue Horizon): CD issue of seven-song clear-vinyl Record Store Day exclusive.

Casual Strangers, “We Used to Be Friends”: CD release show July 18 at the Mohawk.

Kelley Mickwee, “You Used To Live Here” (RED): Release show July 19 at Strange Brew.


Micky & the Motorcars, “Hearts From Above”: CD release show Aug. 1 at Saxon Pub.

Noel McKay, “Is That So Much To Ask”: Performing at Viva Big Bend Festival in Alpine July 24-27.

Peter Blackstock

About Peter Blackstock

Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s.

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