Charlie Robison w/ guest Kody West
Blue Bonnet Palace
17630 Lookout Rd, Selma, TX, 78154
No Cover 21+ Only till 12am ($5 After).
On first impression, Charlie Robison?s new album suggests a reassuring element of business-as-usual for the bad boy of Bandera. Hell, the title alone just about spells it out: High Life, he calls this one, which had to have been a Vegas favorite coming after such previous Robison albums as Life of the Party (1995), Step Right Up (2001), Good Times (2004) and Beautiful Day (2009). Although not all of the man?s songs are necessarily celebratory in nature, he?s always served them up with a carpe diem shot of devil-may-care vim and vigor. And it?s not just the title here that sounds par for his course: In classic, freewheeling Robison fashion, the songs veer wildly all over the Lone Star music map, from rockin? roadhouse swagger and jaunty Tex-Mex to epic border ballads and gut-wrenching closing-time confessionals.