Doug Moreland - Bring Back the Swing
  • Deep Dark Blue
  • Cotton Pickin' Time
  • Down In Texas
  • Rodeo Clown
  • Daddy In The Caddy
  • Bread and Circus
  • El Muerto
  • Copybook Headings
  • Taxes
  • Living Water
  • Texas Dust
  • Bring Back The Swing

CD Reviews
Austin Chronicle - reviewed by Doug Freeman, 12/25/2015

Doug Moreland's Bring Back the Swing, the local fiddler's ninth LP, begins with easy-rolling Western swing. Strings straight from the dance hall, the ever consummate entertainer, songwriter, and host of Sun Radio's Behind the Lines keeps boots shuffling. Moreland's hardly trying to reinvent the wheel, but he has enough natural charm and talent to rise above the standard fare. "Cotton Pickin' Time" picks slyly, and the whistling, yodeling lope of "Rodeo Clown" swings with ingenuity. "Daddy in the Caddy" riffs on "Hot Rod Lincoln." The back end expands scope with the dark, growling "Bread and Circus" and ballad of "El Muerto." Likewise the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's dire poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" nestles oddly against the playful tirade "Taxes," but "Texas Dust" settles back on more familiar terrain.

  • Members:
    Doug Moreland fiddle, guitar, vocals; Wesley Holtsford fiddle, mandolin; JD Pendley guitar; Randy Roberts upright bass, vocals; Johny Konya drums
  • Sounds Like:
    Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Corb Lund, Asleep At The Wheel
  • Influences:
    Bob Wills, Jimmy Buffett, Roger Miller
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