Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots & a Holler

Time Has Shown Me

Texas Platters

Eighth disc in 32 years, TH&AH's Time Has Shown Me has had ample time to craft an impressive scope and diversity. Barring "Seek Strike and Destroy" being a co-write with bassist Brad Fordham, every song's a Broussard original, their variety of country and rock & roll styles assimilating into a uniquely Texan punkabilly stew. Powerhouse drumming by Lisa Pankratz locks in with Fordham's death-grip bass, ably supporting Broussard's clear, twangy tenor and barking Telecaster. A stellar supporting cast – Casper Rawls, Tony Scalzo, and John X. Reed, among many others – help negotiate the stylistic shifts with skill and wit, Bradley Jaye Williams' accordion drenching several tracks. Highlights include Doug Sahm-damaged Tex-Mex opener "Oh, Rain," Ray Price-ian honky-tonk shuffles ("Austin Traffic," "Port A"), some Roy Orbison-esque melodrama ("Typical of You," a duet with Rosie Flores), something resembling Morrissey backed by the Shadows ("The Past Is Gone"), and snarling punk ("Black Cat Lounge"). Cris Burns produces sympathetically, and garage recordist supreme Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs, Fleshtones, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) mixes and masters with clarity and distinction.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Gary Clark Jr.
This Land (Record Review)

Kahron Spearman, March 22, 2019

Texas Platters
Rosie Flores
Simple Case of the Blues (Record Review)

Jay Trachtenberg, March 22, 2019

More by Tim Stegall
SXSW Music Review: Bush Tetras
SXSW Music Review: Bush Tetras
Dance music only the Lower East Side in 1979 could’ve produced

March 16, 2019

SXSW Music Review: Amyl & the Sniffers
SXSW Music Review: Amyl & the Sniffers
Aussie punks froth equal parts AC/DC and Ramones

March 15, 2019


Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & a Holler

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle