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Live From Antone's

by Shawn Nelson & the Ramblers

A one-night stand with Austin, Texas country-rockers, Shawn Nelson & the Ramblers.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. How Long
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2. Bound For Birmingham
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3. The Seeds
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4. The Difference
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5. Everything
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6. Down By The Riverside
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7. Intro
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8. In The Afternoon
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9. Troubadour
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10. Streets of Gold
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11. The Junkies
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12. Walkin' Down The Line
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Album Notes
“When I was very young, my Mom used to take me to the Armadillo. Yeah, THAT Armadillo. I don’t remember a whole lot, but the music in general was a lot like this. It was this funky mishmash of country, blues, rock and gospel. It was feel-good music played by people who felt good playing it, and everyone felt good hearing it. The years went by and that’s the sound Austin became known for. It’s country that doesn’t fit the Nashville plan, and it’s the tradition Austin City Limits has tried to maintain. I guess it’s “Americana” or “Roots music,” but whatever you want to call it, it definitely is Austin. The important thing is that it draws from all kinds of influences both black and white, and draws everyone together. It’s as hippie friendly as it is cowboy friendly, and the kids and grandparents will be there too.

This music just says come on in, grab a cold one, the BBQ’s over there. You can dance or sit down and tap your toes, we don’t care- just glad you’re here. That’s the feel I think Shawn Nelson and the Ramblers are trying to create here. Listening to this CD, I can imagine them in just about any honky tonk where the beer is cold and everyone’s glad to be off work."

Maria Mesa Record Reviews
Austin Daze

This is the second independent release from Shawn Nelson & the Ramblers and was recorded from a single performance at the legendary, Antone’s in Austin, Texas. Jessie England joined the boys on stage for a few numbers on fiddle and her presence truly adds a different dimension to the recording. The band decided to release some of the covers that were played that night like Leadbelly’s “How Long”, Bob Dylan’s “Walkin’ Down The Line” and the traditional tune “Down By The Riverside”.

Beyond playing weekly shows in Austin, the band has been on tour as far west as Colorado and as far east as Mississippi. Like the bands of yesteryear that made it the old fashioned way, by playing, they are no strangers to the stages of back-alley bars, roadside honky-tonks, and southern-fried juke-joints. The boys will be ramblin’ about the Southwest and Southeast in support of the “Live From Antone’s” release and will continue to play anywhere and everywhere for anyone and everyone.



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The Daily Texan | The University of Texas Student Paper | Sound


The temperature is rising, summer is on its way to Austin and Shawn Nelson and the Ramblers’ latest album will be a perfect soundtrack for the fun of the season.

In Live at Antone’s, Nelson sings renditions of his best songs recorded live on June 24, 2005, at Antone’s, a classic Austin venue. Live keeps audiences entertained with the styles that the band incorporates into its sound – anything from the traditional gospel of “Down By the Riverside” to the down-home, bluesy feel of “Troubadour.” The music exudes the optimistic, laid-back nature of Nelson. In “Walkin’ Down the Line,” a cover of Bob Dylan’s original song, Nelson encourages audiences to forget their troubles as he croons, “Been walkin’ down the line / feelin’ just fine.” In “The Junkies,” Nelson makes a clever analogy, equating falling in love to being a junkie, singing, “She’s got me running with the junkies / searching for something / too far gone to come back down.” Even while talking about love, it seems Nelson waxes optimistic.

Lyrics such as these promise comfort and relaxation despite the dreaded summer heat. The music of Shawn Nelson and the Ramblers is sure to appear at backyard barbecues, beer joints and Barton Springs, as Austinites enjoy themselves touring the summer.

Borderline Music Networks

This album caught my attention, not only by the over but by this band’s awesome true to the beat Texas sound! These guys kick ass with the rhythm sounds, and this album is for the kind of party people who like to just crank up the tunes, especially “Live From Antone’s”! Check this album out and hear for yourself. | Bill Hanson | Music Editor | Borderline Music Networks