Austin Skyline

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Austin Skyline
Studio album by Jimmy LaFave



Label (s) Bohemia beat

Format (s)

CD , cassette

Genre (s)

Red dirt , folk , alternative country

Title (number)


running time


  • Guitar: Larry Jon Wilson, Brian Wood


Jimmy LaFave

Highway Angels ... Full Moon Rain
Austin Skyline Highway Trance

Austin Skyline is the fourth studio album by American country and folk musician Jimmy LaFave .

Track list

  1. Thru the Neon Night - 4:50
  2. Girl from the North Country - 4:17
  3. Desperate Men Do Desperate Things - 4:18
  4. When It Starts to Rain - 4:04
  5. Deep South 61 Delta Highway Blues - 3:56
  6. Walk Away Renee - 4:45
  7. Measuring Words - 4:14
  8. You're a Big Girl Now - 6:05
  9. Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat - 3:53
  10. Only One Angel - 5:04
  11. Everytime - 4:19
  12. Rocket in My Pocket - 4:19
  13. Darkest Side of Midnight - 6:00 am
  14. Restless Spirits - 4:26
  15. Trouble Free - 3:38
  16. Shelter from the Storm - 6:21


The album is the first that Jimmy LaFave released on the Bohemia Beat label, for which he worked until 2001. Some of the recordings are from two shows LaFave played in Austin , others were recorded at Marcia Balls ' recording studio . The title alludes to the Nashville Skyline published in 1969 by Bob Dylan . Dylan is considered one of LaFave's greatest role models, and four of the 16 original tracks are from the folk singer. Most of the rest of the songs are written by Jimmy LaFave himself. One of the best-known songs on the album, in addition to the covers, is Only One Angel , which is also available on two compilation albums .


source rating

On the Allmusic side there was a positive rating, four out of five stars were given. In the "Encyclopedia of Albums" the verdict was also positive, the songs (especially Only One Angel ) were described as soulful and believable. The song Desperate Men Do Desperate Things was also praised . In addition, the Bob Dylan cover songs are very successful, according to the author.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Only One Angel at Allmusic (English)
  2. Austin Skyline in the Album Encyclopedia (English)