Carlos Washington & Steel Horse – A Little Bit Of Texas 2019

Carlos Washington & Steel Horse - A Little Bit Of Texas ( Cover CD )
Carlos Washington & Steel Horse - A Little Bit Of Texas ( Cover CD )

Carlos Washington & Steel Horse
A Little Bit Of Texas

While this band certainly honors “The King Of Western Swing,” in a sea of Bob Wills emulators it’s refreshing to find the folks who don’t mind putting a bit of their own stamp on the genre! The driver of this group is just such a “folk!” Once you’re in tune with the sound of Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing, I would venture to say you’ll spot ‘em (and love ‘em) every time.

The collection opens with “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” a very nice Western ballad on the old rodeo-rides-roughshod-over-relationships theme. Then we swing through a solid series of Washington originals (“Little Bit Of Texas” and a co-write with wife Merlinda “I Am A Cowboy Y’all) and classics from Cindy Walker (“Miss Molly” and a co-write of her own with Bob Wills “Sugar Moon”). They join Rex Griffin’s “My Little Red Wagon,” Don Raye & Freddie Slack’s “House Of Blue Lights” and others. We wrap with another ballad (Carlos Washington’s “I’m Coming Home”). It’s a very sweet collection…very likable and very dance-able. Ten tracks, highly recommended.

CD: $15 through cdbaby ($9.99 download), iTunes, amazon and through steelhorseswing.com





Track List

1. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
2. Little Bit of Texas
3. Sugar Moon
4. I Am a Cowboy Y’all
5. My Little Red Wagon
6. Miss Molly
7. It Was Love at First Swing
8. House of Blue Lights
9. The King of Western Swing
10. I’m Coming Home

Carlos Washington & Steel Horse - A Little Bit Of Texas ( Covers CD )
Carlos Washington & Steel Horse – A Little Bit Of Texas ( Covers CD )