Robert Ellis, Vanessa Peters, Matthew McNeal & Jerry David DeCicca

Carrying on with the desperate attempt to share all the 2018 releases that matter to me. Tonight I’ll have a sort of a Texas video special for your viewing pleasure.

Kicking off from Houston with my favorite song of the past week. Robert Ellis will have a new album Texas Piano Man coming out on Valentine’s Day 2019 via New West Records. The first single Fucking Crazy is like a perfect love song for these insane times. I’m so looking forward to the album and can’t wait to hear what else this wonderful man has crafted for us.

Robert Ellis Website

Next stop Dallas and the new Vanessa Peters album Foxhole Prayers that came out on the 5th of October on Idol Records. It has been a big favorite of mine during the last few months. I’ve already written a few times about it and have also shared this particular song Carnival Barker that is based Warren G. Harding’s presidency and how dangerously the history is repeating itself right now. However, I don’t think I’ve shared the great music video of this powerful song and therefore a revisit is a must.

Vanessa Peters Website

A small step to the west on the map to find Fort Worth and songwriter Matthew McNeal. He has been quite busy in 2018 and has released a full-length album Good Luck in February and two singles Change and All For Nothing during the autumn. The music is a sweet combination of americana, rock’n’roll and soul. Kinda surprisingly I’ve especially loved the ones with laid-back soulful vibes like the last two singles. If you follow the weekly playlist, you’ve heard those already so let’s go with a lyric video of my favorite song from the album. This is Run from the album Good Luck that is out and available on Matte Black Sound Company.

Matthew McNeal Website

Heading down south to Bulverde, TX to meet up with Jerry David DeCicca. He has been been even more prolific than McNeal and has released two full-lenght albums during the year. The laid-back and mellow Time The Teacher came out in February on Impossible Ark Records. A really lovely jazzy album that might cause a sudden hunger for watermelons. The latest Jerry David DeCicca album Burning Daylight is a different affair, but still equally great. It was recorded live to tape and it’s a great rock record inspired by his songwriting heroes like Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Burning Daylight is now out and availabe on Super Secret Records and this is the video for the title track.

Oh well, have to drop another one too, because it’s so good.

Jerry David DeCicca Website

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