Texas Singer-Songwriter James Louis Reeves released this album of original
music in September 2011. The Title song, “My Other Life”, is a duet with
Austin soul diva Leeann Atherton. Hurricane Katrina frames the acoustic rock
track “Alligators In The Street”. “Too Tough For Me” is a rousing
tongue-in-cheek look at songwriting. “Riding in My Dreams” is pure rodeo
country while “Texas August” a Texas two-step look at the hot Texas Summer.
Reeves’ voices his Gulf Coast roots and a concern for it in the ballad “Five
Thousand Feet Down”. “Twenty-Five Miles From Nowhere” and “New Man Every
Night” are boogie-rock tracks about relationships. Leeann Atherton provides
the harmony for the chorus on “New Man”. Switching into a sweet jazz ballad,
“How Beautiful You Are”, is punctuated by some tasty jazz guitar licks
performed by George Coyne. “Five Pounds of Dust” recalls personal loss and
the need to acknowledge feelings for those we love.