A brother of country blues artist Lee Roy Parnell, this is the second release from Rob who produced this collection of 12 songs that celebrate the blues that are straight out of Texas. It is a strong collection of guitar based workouts, fuelled by the fine vocal and harmonica playing of Rob. Most of the tracks feature James Pennebaker on lead and rhythm guitar and there are also guest appearances from Stephen Bruton and Jonell Mosser. We have trumpet and saxophone filling out a few of the songs (If I Were You, Come On Lil’ Baby) and there is a big old Hammond B3 organ sound (Sorry As They Come, Texas Love Machine) to add to the driving sound.
His debut Jacksboro Highway was released in 1999 and was described as roadhouse rock, jump boogie blues and renegade country. It also featured special guest appearances by Lee Roy Parnell and Waylon Jennings.
Also featured are members of Delbert McClinton's band: Kevin McKendree (keyboards), Lynn Williams (drums) and Don Wise (sax). This collection shows Rob Roy Parnell as a singer, songwriter, harmonica player and performer of some quality.