Review: Tejas Brothers "Rich Man"

Middle class men, dirt poor men and, yes, even the top one-percent can't help but love the new release "Rich Man" from the artistic and always entertaining quartet called the Tejas Brothers. The Tex-Mex masters showcase their full range of emotions in an album that will make you blissfully happy from start to finish.
The CD begins with the easy-going "Say It Again" and is followed by the equally pleasing Randy Newman-esque cut "Diamond In The Rough." The latter track is musical perfection with terrific instrumental interludes.

The Tex-Mex quotient rises with the upbeat "This Little Feeling" and the passionately-performed cut titled "The Castle." However, it is the immensely hummable "Wiggle" that offers the fun that the Tejas Brothers are known for most.

The bluesy "Long Way To Texas" is a winner, but the track "How I've Been" is the album's best musical moment. This heartfelt story in song fires on all cylinders. Likewise, the title track "Rich Man" is a quiet cut with sparkling lyrics and a perfectly nuanced vocal performance.

"Rich Man" takes listeners on a well-rounded journey of shifting emotions, and with music this powerful, the Tejas Brothers deserve to be very rich men, indeed.