It was probably only a matter of time before somebody wrote a song about Topo Chico. Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis plants his flag on planet fizzy with "Topo Chico," the final track on his new record, "Texas Piano Man," due out Feb. 14 on New West Records.
"No I don't want a beer, and you can keep your margarita," Ellis begins, before churning through other beverages he'd rather skip in favor of the Mexican mineral water. Yes, there's some irony in his dismissal of Coca-Cola, given that Coke bought Topo Chico a year or so ago. But we'll cut Ellis some slack because, hey, it's a catchy tune. Check it out:
"Texas Piano Man" is the fifth album from the Houston-area native and his third for New West. He'll celebrate its release with a free in-store performance at Waterloo Records at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Waterloo promises "refreshments provided by Shiner Beer!" Go figure.
Ellis will return to the area in mid-April to play the Old Settler's Music Festival near Lockhart.