Album Review of
Off the Beaten Trail
Hot Texas Swing Band

Written by Duane Verh
November 19, 2017 - 12:00am EST
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The HTSB ‘s horn-laced western swing knows from whence it came but takes some fresh sounding side trips as well.  Leader/bassist Alex Dormont’s bass-baritone pipes are tailor-made for his true-to-the roots originals including “Headed Back To The Barn”, “Snow In Amarillo” and the title track.  His writing also contributes to the change-ups present such as the breezy, Latin/jazz flavored “This Time”.  Vocalists Selena Rosanbalm and Liz Morphas and all side players present pitch in with solid work.