Jeff Plankenhorn

Soulslide (Lounge Side)

Texas Platters

If you've ever seen Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, or other famed Austin singer-songwriter types perform, there's a good chance Jeff Plankenhorn was onstage with them. A maestro on resonator guitar as well as "The Plank," a stand-up lap steel he invented, the stringbender's SoulSlide finds him out front on his own songs. A mix of soul and roots-rock with intriguing moments (previously unreleased Willis Alan Ramsey track "Mockingbird Blues," a surefooted acoustic track), it also occasionally finds Plank trying too hard.

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