Genuine Austin Christmas
Reviewed by Christopher Gray, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
Genuine Austin Christmas(KVET)
This lengthy disc works less as a holiday songbook than a generous survey of Austin's fertile honky-tonk fields. Established breadwinners like Pat Green, the Geezinslaws, Jack Ingram, and Rick Trevino are accounted for, as are newcomers Jason Allen, Doug Moreland, Randy Rogers, and Ricky Calmbach. Standouts are Kelly Willis' flirtatious "Santa Baby" and Kevin Fowler's "Winter Wonderland," which grins wider than Frosty the Snowman.