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Clint Black, Joe Ely, Dave Insley releases new CDs today

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 – Clint Black, Joe Ely and an Austin singer top the list of releases today.

Black is releasing "The Long Cool EP" on his label, Equity. This is his first EP ever. The disc contains his brand new single, "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)." Other songs include "The Strong One" and Black's new duet with his wife Lisa Hartman Black, "You Still Get to Me." All of these songs will also be found on his next full-length studio release due this summer. The iTunes version of the EP will feature an exclusive fourth bonus track, a cover of Harry Nilsson's hit "Everybody's Talkin'."

Joe Ely goes the live route with his latest, "Live Cactus" (Rack 'Em). Accordionist Joel Guzman played in the duo setting held at the Cactus Cafe in Austin on December 2006. Among the songs are "Up on the Ridge, "I'll Just Get to You," Where Is My Love," "Slow You Down," "Thousand Miles from Home" and "Letter to Laredo."

Texas by way of Arizona rootsy singer Dave Insley releases a disc, "West Texas Wine" with his backing band The Careless Smokers on his own label. Insley produced the 10 songs with Dale X. Allen.

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On Purpose CD review - On Purpose
Clint Black must sometimes feel like an alien fallen to earth when comparing his music -- such as the many fine new songs found on his latest "On Purpose" album - with what's in vogue on the mainstream country charts. Rather than partying till he pukes, as so many of his younger brethren are doing these days, Black oftentimes waxes philosophical. "Not everything's gonna go my way," he admits during the sometimes funny reflections found in "Better and Worse. »»»
The Long Cool EP CD review - The Long Cool EP
This is a four-song teaser from Clint Black, including a few covers of chestnuts. He countrifies The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman" and maintains a bouncy feel with the vocal chops to pull the classic off. He rocks a bit with a steady drum beat, but with sturdy fiddle playing, the country vibe is apparent. "You Still Get To Me" is another well sung Black duet with wife Lisa Hartman Black. Written by Black with Victoria Shaw, the soulful-oriented song is catchy, but too glossy sounding. »»»
The Love Songs CD review - The Love Songs
Originally, Clint Black may have been truer to his honky tonk roots than anyone in the Class of 1989, but his lengthy career has been highlighted by love songs. That's why it's fitting that Black released a themed, 12-song disc that features some of his best material in that category. Black, recording on his own label, comes through with a different feel to the songs, one with a bluesy touch. There's more focus on the vocals throughout than there was on the original cuts. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Earle does it well all over again – Justin Townes Earle is back. Not that he had gone anywhere too far away. Less than four months ago, he performed a similarly styled solo acoustic show across the river in Boston at the City Winery. So, once again, this was the chance for Earle to showcase his bevy of very good material, leaning heavily towards a bluesy side, with his interest in... »»»
Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk – Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans. The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
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