Jess Williamson Releases Texas Blue



Texas Blue Out Now!

Today singer-songwriter Jess Williamson releases Texas Blue, a cover collection of two Texas classics – “Loretta” by Townes Van Zandt and “Texas River Song” by an unknown writer (made popular by Van Zandt and others).

Jess Williamson offers a wide open ode to her home state with Texas Blue. Williamson first heard this pair of poetic masterpieces as a teenager when she first moved to Austin, Texas, and the songs have haunted her since. For Williamson, Loretta was the free spirit she couldn’t be, and her beloved Texas rivers ran deep with heartbreaking memories. With each cover, Williamson reckons with a state, and state of mind, that feels so close but so far away, and breaks a spell that these songs, and Texas’s big, starry skies, have held over her for so long.