Check out Dave Alexander's review of my album, "Texas Star".  You can purchase the a CD or a download on the "Music" tab.

Check out Dave Alexander's review of my album, "Texas Star". You can purchase the a CD or a download on the "Music" tab.

One big perk I have enjoyed over the years as a nationally syndicated weekly radio host is that I get a lot of music in the mail for my consideration.

To be brutally honest, the majority of it does not make the cut.  However, once in a great while, something will grab my attention, and I just cannot put it down.

Lori Beth Brooke is one of those exceptions.  Her “Texas Star” CD caught me by the “Traditionalist” button.

This singing, yodeling and squeeze box performer is right on point if you love Traditional Texas Music with a touch of German influence.  If you are a real Texan, in the words of my friend Gene Autry, “Well, Son, you should!”

Lori Beth is an “Austinite” who grew up in Nordheimn-, just southeast of San Antonio.

Her musicianship speaks for itself, and her choice of musicians and producer, Dave Martin of Carolyn Martin, give way to impeccable balance, mix and tuning.

She is an educated musician who has obviously studied her craft since childhood and knows how to deliver a great package.

Her songwriting tells of her stories from driving all night after a gig, to what it takes to live the cowgirl lifestyle.  They all seem honest and real, which is another true Texas Tradition.

I say give it a listen, maybe with a cold German brew and your best Cowboy hat.  Visit www.LoriBethBrooke.com. You will be glad you did.

Happy Trails.

Beauty with a Belly Baldwin!!” - Jim Winters

— 3 Trails West

Lori Brooke presents a beautiful voice, virtuoso accordion and clever Western music!” - Greg Khougaz

— IWMA, CA Chapter VP & Western Music Performer

What Lori does with an accordion is illegal in seven states.” - Leo Eilts

— 3 Trails West

Lori Brooke’s finesse on the accordion continues to surprise and amaze us. If you let the sparkly things on her accordion distract you, you’re sure to miss something. If you pay attention we guarantee she’s going to make you smile. Happens to us all the time.” - Roger Eilts

— 3 Trails West

Lori Beth was the perfect act to round out our entertainment line-up at the Family Ranch Rodeo Fest! I mean, what's a ranch rodeo without Western yodeling? You can't get anymore Cowboy than that!” - Andra Wisian

— Committee Chair, Boerne, TX Family Ranch Rodeo Fest