Rick Poss & Folk Medicine—From Greenville to Clarksville: Born in Greenville, TX and raised in Bryan, Poss cut his teeth listening to Texas Blues legends Mance Lipscomb, Lightin’ Hopkins, Freddie King, Albert Collins, “Gatemouth” Brown and others. He says, “I used to sneak in Liberty Hall in Houston and check out every blues-slinger that came through there—Learned an awful lot from them all.” He became a regular visitor to the Mance Lipscomb home after catching a monthly coffeehouse gig that Lipscomb did in Bryan. He recorded from From Greenville to Clarksville at Allan Gill’s East Studio in Austin. The players are all good friends and longtime music associates including Rick Richards, David Carroll, Alan Reizner, Glover Gill, Mike Reynolds and Allan Gills. The recording has a live feel and almost all the songs are inspired by novels and movies from Depression-era America. www.rickposs.com. 5.0 McRiprock’s.
Zane Williams—The Right Place: A self-described “late bloomer,” Williams admits, that after moving to Nashville in 1999 it took him nine years to find his musical soul and sound. And it sounded a whole lot like Texas. Williams honed his songwriting and performing skills on the road at over 500 colleges nationwide and claimed top honors from the John Lennon and Nashville Songwriter’s Association song contests. Now residing in McKinney, TX, he brought on board writer/producer Radney Foster to record this album. www.myspace.com/zanewillaims