How can I not write about a guy named Tex Smith, lives in Austin, Texas and has a record charting on a bunch of Americana charts? Especially since I’ll be down in Austin in under a week. Tex’s new record is called To A Bird Singing Woe. Tex describes his sound somewhere as a bit like an old scratchy country record. I can definitely hear that on this record and in particular on the sweet little ballad (duet with HalleyAnna Finlay) “Come On”. It’s a beautiful, simple song you’re sure to love.