Del Rio, Texas, Revisited, Radney Foster

November 18, 2012

Radney Foster pulls off a neat trick: a live re-recording of his first solo album from 20 years ago, Del Rio, Texas, 1959. In splendid voice and backed sublimely by 17 musicians, he treats us to sweet, West Texas nectar. From the funky electric piano of “Don’t Say Goodbye” to the acoustic guitar and Dobro jangle of “Nobody Wins,” Foster fashions a reboot that stands on its own merits.