The Texas school of singer-songwriters spans a vast scope of artists and generations. From widely celebrated counterculture legends to unsung western heroes, the lineage of pioneering tunesmiths from the lone star state runs deep and long. A key figure in the modern landscape of Texan roots music, Jerry David DeCicca has led an illustrious underground career thanks to his unique pen and stylistic ambitions. His latest work of quietly eclectic slow burners and singalongs, 2020’s universally acclaimed The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures, is now available on vinyl through UK outsider folk imprint Worried Songs. Officially on wax last Friday, DeCicca’s fourth LP continues to resonate as a charming, intimate, and personal affair – one that sees the modern troubadour finding solace in simplicity. It’s a celebration of joy, ripe with lonesome folkie lullabies, soul-infused alt-country, tejano-tinged Americana, and quirky dive bar stompers that channel the expanse of Texas hill country and its rich musical history.