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Coming Home, the debut release from Paula Nelson (Luck Records), one of Willie’s daughters, proves that the 29-year-old shares at least one thing with her father: the ability to say so much with so few words. This contemporary singer-songwriter’s CD, which deftly weaves a “chamber pop” ensemble around torchy, sinuous vocals and confessional lyrics, will appeal mainly to the already converted. But even if Paula is still finding her voice, her promise is undeniable.…Nobody has come up with a more original or more infectious take on Western swing than the progressive traditionalists of Cowboys and Indians. A Big Night in Cowtown (Cowboys and Indians), the Dallas sextet’s second release, jumps and jives and swings and sashays, thanks to singer-songwriter Erik Swanson’s fusion of Bob Wills and Cab Calloway, Billy King’s versatile guitar, the sassy horns of Jim Lehnert and Brandon Lusk, and the loosey-goosey rhythm section of Larry Reed

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