On New West’s second CD some elements are added to the mix. Although not a live album, the balance of material on Texas Blues more resembles that of a New West performance, with Raul taking the vocal lead on a couple of western swing standards and Dave Jackson’s infectious, strong bass voice featured on three numbers. Here we get a glimpse of the engaging presence that Jackson brings to a New West show. And the boys are joined on a few of the tunes by guest fiddler Gabe Witcher who adds some nice swing touches. But again the backbone of the set is the song writing of Mike Fleming combined with Reynoso’s tasteful and masterful guitar.
This Boy Can Ride / Texas Moon / Cowboy Lullaby / Texas Blues / Rodeo Hobo / My Window Faces the South / A Little Further in the Hole / The High Sonoita / Backin’ to Birmingham / Time Changes Everything / The Rodeo Nobody Knows / Cowboy Blessing