|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
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1 September 1964, Bandera, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Robison grew up on his familys ranch in the tiny Texan town of Bandera. He began playing in bands as a teenager, initially starting out on the drums before graduating to guitar. After studying at Southwest Texas University, Robison relocated to Austin where he played with a number of local bar bands, including the traditional country outfit Chapparal, cow-punkers Two Hoots And A Holler, and the Millionaire Playboys. The artist branched out into a solo career in the mid-90s, teaming up with renowned Texan producer Lloyd Maines for his 1995 debut Bandera. This roughly recorded independent release ably captured the flavour of Robisons live shows, a raucous mix of country, rock and Tex-Mex, and a number of the tracks would subsequently appear in reworked versions on later albums. Although only a local pressing, the album brought Robisons name to the attention of several major labels, leading to...