This was his first solo album, coming after years of working with other groups in both rock genres (Earth Opera and Seatrain) and bluegrass (Muleskinner and Old And In The Way). Some of the songs here had already been recorded by other groups. He had played "Midnight Moonlight", "Land Of The Navajo" and "Panama Red" with the bluegrass supergroup Old And In The Way, "Midnight Moonlight" with the Rowan Brothers, and "Panama Red" had been a hit for New Riders Of The Purple Sage. This album saw him finally in a solo context, and he got to show off his great voice. Stylistically, it's a unique mix of folk, bluegrass and Tex-Mex, featuring eight original songs alongside a Leadbelly cover. Guest musicians include accordion virtuoso Flaco Jimenez and fiddler Richard Greene (a past bandmate from Seatrain and Muleskinner).
> Texican Badman (1980)
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