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CD Review, Valley Advocate
Pat & Tex LaMountain
A Few Good Hits to the Heart (Garden Gate)

Pat and Tex LaMountain are the Valley’s answer to Robin and Linda Williams. Like them, the LaMountains serve an Americana gumbo
that draws from too many genres to allow pigeonholing. They sample country blues, old-time music, acoustic swing, folk, new compositions,
and even a Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer standard like “Skylark” when the mood strikes. All is rendered with simplicity rather than
Nashville-style slickness, a boon for those who prefer a fine piece of homespun over store-bought goods. They won me over with “Emmy Lou,”
a Tex original about falling in love while listening to Emmy Lou Harris on the radio. Yeah, that could happen! —Rob Weir


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