Texas singer-songwriter Brant Lee Croucher is happy to announce the release of his debut album, Old Denton Roads. Inspired by his road-warrior-savvy travails in Nashville (“Mostly It’s Missing You,” “Tennessee Moon”) and the Lone Star State (“Nothing’s Fine”), it’s comprised of 13 evocative, catchy alt country tracks. Working with Austin’s Andy Sharp (Sheryl Crow and Bob Schneider, among others), Croucher plays guitar and piano throughout.
From a city that’s bred such talent as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Townes Van Zant, Beyonce and ZZ Top, Houston-born Croucher, who told the Houston Chronicle his hometown was “a weird convergence of everything,” cites influences equally eclectic: David Gray, Chris Knight, Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams and, um, 2Pac.
Much like the varied interests and experiences that make up his background, the album manages a comfortable mish-mash of witty, warm and wistful, while retaining a sound that is uniquely Brant Lee Croucher.