[I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For] sounds like Bono in the Dust Bowl or if Woody Guthrie was covering ’80s power ballads.”

Ray Padgett, Cover Me Songs

Terlingua Taproot

Joey McGee

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Released 2017. The fourth independent release, this album is the Texas-based songwriter's deeper dive into an Americana sound that is seasoned with classic country cadence, gritty rock, high-up-on-the-hill bluegrass, spicy zydeco, and the good ole gospel.

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  1. 1 Honeybee 03:32 Info Free
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  2. 2 Not The Best 04:21 Info Free
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  3. 3 It's Alright 02:48 Info
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  4. 4 Across The Jordan 05:00 Info
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  5. 5 I'm Gone 03:58 Info
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  6. 6 Dark Night Of The Soul 02:56 Info
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  7. 7 Stuck (In The Middle) 02:49 Info
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  8. 8 Ain't Meant To Fly 04:42 Info
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  9. 9 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 03:58 Info Free
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  10. 10 Long Road Home 04:24 Info Free
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Joey will likely be one of my favorite discoveries of the year.”

Leon Blair, Country Music Minds

[Across The Jordan] reminds me of the entire concept of Sturgill Simpson's "A Sailor's Guide To Earth" wrapped up into a single song.”

Leon Blair, Country Music Minds

Liner Notes

The spark of inspiration for Terlingua Taproot stems from conversations I had with a friend – a brassy, artist-rancher type - who owns a place on the outskirts of Austin named Terlingua. He challenged some of my writing (something like “this sucks” was said), and that became the splash of cold water I needed at the time. We should all be so blessed to have such an honest friend!
 
The themes of Terlingua are laden with the paradoxical stuff of life, and I' convinced that one of our purposes is learning to navigate its contradictions - the joy of finding a lover; the disappointments of that same lover; the heat of rage that pushes us to losing control; the guttural laughter experienced in good company. It's a constant task that requires grit, compassion, good friends. . . . and a nice cigar every now and then (wink). As you take in these songs, I hope that you will find resonance and peace on this journey of life as you go. Thank you for listening.

JOEY MCGEE | vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, drums and percussion
STEVE CARR | bass, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, organ
MICHAEL HOLLEMAN | drums
KARL REHN | rhodes piano and organ
ROBBY SPRINGFIELD | pedal steel, electric guitars
ALAN GREEN, JR. | drums
TIM "DR. E" ELLIOTT | mandolin, slide guitar, and gibson j45 loaner
TIM CROUCH | fiddle, mandolin, upright bass
AUBRIE LYNN | vocals
 
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY JOEY MCGEE except:
*I’M GONE by John Eric McNeil and Joey McGee
**I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR by Victor Reina, Larry Mullen, Paul David Hewson: Universal Music Publishing Group
 
Recorded, Mixed & Produced by STEVE CARR and JOEY MCGEE at HARRY O’S STUDIO, WHEELOCK, TX and RIGHTEOUS RAIN PRODUCTIONS, COLLEGE STATION, TX
Mastered by NICK LANDIS of TERRA NOVA
Photograph by GARZA PHOTO AND DESIGN
Design & Layout by TEAM 23 MEDIA, INC

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