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Texas Platters

Reviewed by Doug Freeman, June 28, 2019, Music

Despite a 2016 tribute LP in his honor, Adam Carroll remains an underappreciated local troubadour. His ninth release and first in over five years locks in intimately, with each song quietly introduced ahead of easy acoustic melodies and rich narratives. Carroll's phrasing touches Townes Van Zandt on tunes like "Caroline" and "Cordelia," though Guy Clark's effortless craftsmanship strikes closer with "My Only Good Shirt," "This Old Garage," and the title track, making I Walked in Them Shoes a welcome return.


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