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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: Stapleton places trust in power of song – Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much. His wife Morgane was absent, as she's home... »»»
Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy – To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony. The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
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