Cooder Graw (album)

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Cooder Graw
Studio album by Cooder Graw
Released November 1999
Recorded Bismeaux Studios, Austin, Texas
Genre Loud country (country/alternative country)
Length 45:32
Label Three-to-One Records
Producer Ray Benson, Hayden Nicholas
Cooder Graw chronology
Home at the Golden Light
Cooder Graw

Cooder Graw is the self-titled second album by self-described "loud country" band Cooder Graw. It was released in November 1999 on Three-to-One Records. It was the band's first nationally-released album.

The album features the song "Llano Estacado," which is perhaps the band's most recognizable song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Motel Lights" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 3:49
  2. "Llano Estacado" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 2:36
  3. "State Line" (Martindale) – 3:53
  4. "She Loves Too Much" (Martindale) – 4:28
  5. "18 Wheels of Loving" (Martindale) – 2:56
  6. "Two More Tears in Texas" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 4:18
  7. "My Give a Damn Is Broken" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 3:44 (featuring Asleep at the Wheel)
  8. "Dirty Little Hometown Girl" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 3:03
  9. "West Texas Wind" (Martindale) – 4:01 (featuring Kelly Willis)
  10. "Pictures in the Closet" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 4:13
  11. "Shotgun Wedding" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 4:01
  12. "Memphis, Texas" (Cooder Graw, Martindale) – 4:30


  • Matt Martindale - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kelly Turner - electric guitar
  • Joe Ammons - drums, vocals
  • Paul Baker - bass guitar
  • Jimmy "Url" Whisenhunt - pedal steel guitar
  • Jason Roberts - fiddle, steel guitar, and mandolin (on "Motel Lights," "She Loves Too Much," "18 Wheels of Loving", "My Give a Damn Is Broken," "West Texas Wind," and "Shotgun Wedding")
  • Earl Ball - piano (on "Llano Estacado" and "Memphis, Texas")
  • Ray Benson - producer, backing vocals (on "State Line"), guitar (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken")
  • Hayden Nicholas - producer, 12-string acoustic guitar (on "Motel Lights" and "State Line"), electric guitar (on "Two More Tears in Texas" and "Shotgun Wedding")
  • Chris Booher - piano (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken")
  • Cindy Cashdollar - steel guitar (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken"), dobro (on "West Texas Wind")
  • Michael Francis - saxophone (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken")
  • David Miller - bass (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken")
  • David Sanger - drums (on "My Give a Damn Is Broken")
  • Kelly Willis - duet vocals (on "West Texas Wind")
  • Larry Seyer - engineer, piano (on "Picture in the Closet")
  • Mark Nathan - engineer
  • Cris Burns - engineer
  • Dave Kembro - assistant engineer
  • Justin Escue - assistant engineer
  • Mike Key - road manager/sound technician
  • P.R. Wylie - art direction and cover design, photos
  • Bobby Turner - manager
  • Shelby Morrison - photos
  • Randy West - photos
  • R.T. Hicks - band photo