Travis County

by Charlie Whitten

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Robert Hudson and I spent thirty-two hours in a car over a three day weekend to play one showcase in Austin, TX for the 2014 South by Southwest music festival... But the showcase was cancelled... due to rain...

Lucky for us, our good pal Spencer Garland (who was also putting us up) offered to help pass some time by recording some tracks in his studio on Hammack Dr.
He whipped out his trusty 8-track and 2-track tape recorders, threw up a couple of microphones and we captured the three songs that would soon comprise 'Travis County Macaroons'.

I do believe that as the faders on that old analog Tascam board rose, our spirits followed suit, and the gloom of that rainy, musty, Texas day was snuffed out forever. It suffices to say, the trip worked out after all.

SO! Offered to you today (and tomorrow, and the next day..) are three tracks that are my first to record to tape, and I'm proud to share their texture, character, and saturation with you in all it's beauty.

I want this to be free to you just as it came free to me. Pay only if you would be otherwise spending your money on AXE body spray. ENJOY!


released March 18, 2014

Tracked at The Hammack Studio on Saturday, March 15th 2014
Engineered by Spencer Garland and Robert Hudson
All songs written and performed by Charlie Whitten (copyright 2014)



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Track Name: Naive
You thought that you were naive,
Just wait til you're old
The more you take to your hands,
The less you control

Don't try to map it all out,
Or watch it unfold
You're looking to touch things, friend
That only God can hold

How does it fell to wait out
For what may not ever come
To hold back from those who are in need
And only give to some

They'll make it fine on their own,
No they don't need me
But I'm standing on shaky ground
Cause' it's me who's in need
Track Name: Home Again
Home again
Yes I'm on that road again
To see the folks I know
The places that I'll go
When I'm back home again

And when I close my eyes
I recall the places
That I've seen
But they soon lose their charm
And I'm left longing for

Home again
Yes I'm on that road again
Well I've been on my own
For far too long I know
And I'm going home again

Home again
Yes I'm on that road again
To see the folks I know
The places that I'll go
When I'm back home again