Whitehorse, YT, CA
San Marcos, TX
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:30pm
Songwriters - Gordie Tentrees - Mark Jungers - Adam Carroll GORDIE TENTREESTentrees delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious its impossible to not get drawn into his world. The title track Mercy or Sin with Jennie Sosnowski would not sound out of place on John Prines wonderful In spite of ourselves album. -NO DEPRESSION (US)Theres some great stuff on his new CDGordies new album shows considerable growth and originality and should put him in the top echelon of young songwriters coming up through the ranks today. -SLAID CLEAVES (US)These songs are as real and dusty as any unpaved roads Ive ever been on. Im thinkin the Yukon might have a lot in common with Texas. -GURF MORLIX (US)Coming from the singer songwriter tradition with his roots in country blues and sounding like a young John Prine, Tentrees and his band play seductively with guitars licking and curling around his lyrics. At times they play dirty as on Devil Talks with ferocious guitar and stinging dobro but again the best is in the quieter moments where Tentrees and the band swing with a lazy nonchalance with a hint of menace in the tale. -ROUND UP REVIEW (UK)MARK JUNGERS30 Albums of the Year: The Top TenMark Jungers "More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat" If Jungers was ever writing for the masses, hes probably said to hell with it by now. His budgets relatively tight, his approach is stripped-down and his Midwestern twang hasnt lost any of its bite after over a decade and a half in the Texas Hill Country. Hes also one of the best roots-music songwriters in the world, and on this self-produced, largely-unheard gem he finds a sweet spot between swamp rock and farm-to-market folk for his new crop of lyrical inventions. Texas Music Scene - Mike Messick January 6th, 2012magine Neil Young with a sense of humor or Jay Farrar on anti-depressants...welcome to the world of Mark Jungers, my favorite songwriter.Jeremy Halliburton, KTXN, Victoria, TXADAM CARROLLAmong singer-songwriters, Adam Carroll is probably Austin's best-kept secret. His tunes are marvels of economy; the John Prine comparisons are probably overdone at this point but remain completely relevant. Carroll's views of life in today's Texas, specifically the eastern part of the state where he grew up, are constantly inventive and decidedly offbeat.
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