After making the GRAMMY ballot in two categories for it's first CD LOOKIN' FOR TEXAS, Brother2Brother (B2B) turns up the heat in it's second release, TEXAS BLUES ROCKS. A mix of all things TEXAS, the music on this CD echoes elements of Texas Blues, Rock, Jazz and Western Swing with a little bit of country influence thrown in for good measure. Because of all the musical influences, the music of Texas has always been difficult to categorize, something B2B attempts to explain in the title track, "Texas Blues Rocks". Most of the songs on the CD are original along with cover songs that are crowd favorites at their LIVE shows. One of the covers, "Cool Guitars", is from their former bass player, Mike "Lowboy" Leubner, who unexpectedly passed away before the CD was complete. The CD is dedicated to him.
Previous review of LOOKIN' FOR TEXAS by co-founder Lucky Boyd:
Not since the invention of the Reese's peanut butter cup has there been such a sweet blend of things not usually found together. Soulful blues have traditionally carried a certain sound. Common sounds include a B3 organ and a horn section. Rock music has its power chords and a particular vocal style. Now comes Brother 2 Brother (B2B) and their brand of Texas Rockin' Blues. Their 2005 release is "LOOKIN' FOR TEXAS," an eight-cut album of this unique blend of Texas influenced rock and blues. There are a couple of gems that you'll really enjoy, such as the off-beat accordion-led (albeit a keyboard) "Toobin'" that Guadalupe river rats will love and "Lookin' For Texas" (the only song with a fiddle), which might help dispel some of the stereotypes about Texans …especially the Houstonian variety. B2B makes friends with those from New Braunfels, Boerne, Luckenbach, and even Magnolia on the title cut. Great writing and excellent delivery of this exciting blend of traditional styles make "LOOKIN' FOR TEXAS" a great choice. Get it today!
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