Some have referred to the recording as a ‘masterpeice’. Stand out tracks on the album include; ‘Billy’ - a rollicky lament of loss, ‘The Cane Farmer’s Song’ - a sinister spiritual prayer for rain and ‘The Ferry Song’ - a tragic story of a relationship slowly drowning. Kate and Ben are dual songwriters for the band. Their sound is lyrically driven and has been descirbed as “uniquely Brisbane”. The two have a curious blend of instrumentation for their live shows.
They synchronously combine vocals, guitars, harmonica and foot percussion (with Ben on kick drum and Kate on the high-hat tamborine). Texas Tea have been compared to such artists as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Mazzy Starr, Carter and Cash, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen and they have shared the stage with Iron and Wine (USA), The Handsome Family (USA), The Mountain Goats (USA), Jeff Lang, The Darling Downs (Kim Salmon and Ron Peno), Art of Fighting, The Devastations and many other fine acts. Texas Tea have toured all over the East Coast of Australia and also Germany, Netherlands and France where they have strong support. “A note-perfect take on the timeless and authentic side of country music” “Kate Jacobson is the closest thing Fortitude Valley will get to Gillian Welch” “Brisbane’s King and Queen of country” “Stupidly brilliant (really!)” TIME OFF MAGAZINE Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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