Matt Hubbard, "Nobody’s Fault But Mine."
Hubbard, a keyboardist whose trio plays most Wednesdays at South Congress nightclub C-Boy’s, recorded most of these songs
in his home studio for a lovely purpose. "My dad was sick in the hospital earlier this year and asked me to record some songs
that I play at my hometown church in Michigan," Hubbard explains. Bassist Brad Houser (with whom Hubbard plays occasionally
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) and ace Austin drummer Chris Searles accompany him on seven public-domain tunes, with additional contributions from guitarists
Adam Ahrens and Josh Perdue. It’s as charming and unassuming a record as its motive might suggest; there’s no pretense here,
as Hubbard’s understated vocal delivery and relatively minimal arrangements let the songs shine. At the end is a ringer of
a bonus track: "Lift Me Up," a Hubbard original that fits well within the record’s theme, was recorded in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s
studio in Spicewood and features a chorus of backing vocalists that includes Willie himself.
Playing every Wednesday in October at C-Boy’s. Here’s the title track:
Cory Williams, "What’s the Going Rate" EP. The follow-up to Williams’ 2015 sophomore album "Lean Against The Moon" features four well-produced songs that display his
talent for emotionally charged folk-rock songcraft.
Release show Oct. 28 at Saxon Pub. Here’s a live version of the opening track, "Lover":
COMING SOONNOV. 1:
Brian Pounds, "Southern Writer," release show Nov. 16 at Cactus Cafe.
Drew Kennedy, "At Home in the Big Lonesome," playing Dec. 12 at Gruene Hall.
Poly Action, "Baby’s First Rock N’ Roll," release show Nov. 9 at Hotel Vegas.
Reveleros, self-titled, release show Nov. 17 at Good Shepherd on the Hill.
Texas K.G.B., "Welcome Home," release show Nov. 18 at Mohawk indoor.
Strahan & the Good Neighbors, "Twilight Drifter," release show Nov. 22 at ABGB.
Sour Notes, "Darkest Sour," release show Nov. 24 at Hotel Vegas.
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