Which Way Is Texas?

Plano, Texas, native Anson Funderburgh celebrates the 25th anniversary of his band with the release of "Which Way Is Texas?" Funderburgh was a hot guitarist in 1978 when he started the band.

Plano, Texas, native Anson Funderburgh celebrates the 25th anniversary of his band with the release of "Which Way Is Texas?" Funderburgh was a hot guitarist in 1978 when he started the band. Thousands of gigs and a dozen albums later, the economy and the feel of his playing are marvelous. His solo during "Jungle" is a particularly sweet example of the man's virtuosity. Sam Myers has been handling vocal and harmonica chores for the Rockets since 1984, and he is in top form here. His performance on the Sonny Boy Williamson tune "Tryin' to Get Back on My Feet" is a special moment. Funderburgh tracked his first-ever vocals for this project—"One Woman I Need" and "Toss and Turn"—and displays a fine voice, offering a very cool contrast to the darker colors of Myers' vocals. With this disc, Funderburgh adds another superior album to his enviable discography.—PVV