Long Woodson

For the Sake of the Song

Texas Platters

Long Woodson

Robyville (Robyville)

For their second disc, Matthew J. Long and Gunter Woodson take the brave step of a concept album about a fictional West Texas town, Robyville, and the misfits that inhabit it. Although a mix of lackadaisical folk and shambling country, Robyville succeeds because the Austin-based duo has a keen sense of melody and the characters they create are instantly familiar without being stereotypes. Bonus points for writing the back-porch ditty "Horny As Me."

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