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Part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics, Lee Roy Parnell's music was a blend of hardcore honky tonk, barroom rock & roll, blues, boogie, Western swing, blue-eyed soul, and occasional gospel. Unlike many other hard-to-pigeonhole artists, Parnell actually enjoyed a run of success on the country charts in the early '90s.

Launched with a funky, shuffling backbeat that sets the stage for the entrance, seconds later, of signature, searing jabs of electric slide guitar, the album opening "Back to the Well” signals the end of the “long dry spell” Parnell laments in the lyrics.

Carl Perkins once said that if a man lives long enough, he'll run into himself again. It appears the 49-year-old Parnell has reached that exalted plateau, because on Back To the Well he's trading on all the best elements that have defined his artistry since his 1990 debut for the Nashville division of Arista Records.

As Lee Roy says, "(this is the) best record I ever made in my life.” And it is...

1/ Back To The Well
2/ Something Out Of Nothing
3/ Just Lucky That Way
4/ Old Soul
5/ Don't Water It Down
6/ Daddies And Daughters
7/ You Can't Lose 'Em All
8/ Breaking The Chain
9/ The Hunger
10/ That's All There Is
11/ Saving Grace
12/ Cool Breeze


The album is incredible. From the songwriting, to the slide guitar to the soulfulness of Lee Roy's voice... it is 100% yummy.

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