Down In Texas Playlist

Deep down in the heart of Texas, you can hear just about any kind of music you desire.

The state’s music palette is like a 96 crayon box left out in the Texas sun. Genres and styles bleed into one another while ending up sounding uniquely Texan.

Willie’s a prime example. His music touches country, blues, folk, jazz, swing, rock, and even reggae. Willie blends these styles into music tapestry totally his own.

But Willie’s not an outlier as you can say the same about almost everybody on this playlist. Another interesting thing about the list is how many of these performers are connected.

When compiling the list, we chose not to go for obvious, well worn tunes. We wanted to dig deeper into the artist’s catalogues and develop a list with a few surprises.

Of course, we added one of our own and a friend of ours, Tracy Ready of Trace Relations.

After listening, let us know what you’d put on the next list (or add to this one).

Titty Bingo and Willie Nelson Twofer

Over the past 25 years, there were many occasions we recorded miles and miles of tape with Willie at Pedernales Studios. Going through and preparing these tracks for release has been time consuming. The first batch, Bootleggers, was released a few years ago. It’s a unique and rare document. You can pick up a digital only copy on our website.

Looking back, we had a great time laying down these tracks. They’re unadorned with studio wizardry as they were recorded live in studio. Here are two tracks for your listening pleasure.