Jimmy LaFave Discography

LaFave is nothing if not a red–dirt romantic. Viewing the world from an open road and an open heart, with one eye on the girl and the other on the mythological lure of the highway. First it was Woody Guthrie and then Jack Kerouac, now it’s LaFave and his brand of dirty–boots folk–rock... Jimmy has the most expressive voice this side of Belfast... it’s the music of Jimmy LaFave that really defines this part of the land.” –– Oklahoma City Gazette

Jimmy’s CDs are available at these online retailers and through red house records

Trail Three

Trail Three

Album now available!

Trail Two

Trail Two

Album now available!

Depending on the Distance

Depending on the Distance

Album now available!

Favorites 1992–2001

Favorites 1992–2001

“Does an excellent job of showcasing not only LaFave’s vocals and songwriting, but his unmatched gifts as a stylist.”
–– John Conquest – 3rd Coast Music

Cimarron Manifesto

Cimarron Manifesto

“A dusky, beautifully framed snapshot of life in the heartland.”
–– Pasadena Weekly

Blue Nightfall

Blue Nightfall

“Jimmy LaFave makes melancholy sound like jubilation. Great songs, all of them. His specialty remains ballads that speak the plainitive truth cushioned by simple yet crisp instrumention. The timbre of his voice, with its naturally emotive catch, always evokes honesty. He’s an artist who doesn’t need musical embellishments.”
–– Mario Tarradell – Dallas Morning News

Texoma

Texoma

“LaFave sounds like a dark night gone good. And on Dylan’s “Emotionally Yours” he proves plainly that music and spirit are two things he well understands.”
–– VH–1

Trail

Trail

“Jimmy LaFave has one of America’s greatest voices, and this album is the story of what he has learned to do with it. It’s a unique instrument, with startling range and its own peculiar sense of gravity, liable to swoop in and wreck your expectations at any instant... He sings like one of those clear channel radio stations, cutting across the night and burrowing into parts of your heart you thought were utterly private.”
–– Dave Marsh

Road Novel

Road Novel

“I’m no longer so naive about the record business that I don’t understand why someone this fabulous doesn’t sell millions of albums while mainstream mediocrities do. It still cheeses me off, though. Amid the morass of popular music, Jimmy LaFave stands out like a pint of Guinness in a bar full of Miller Lites.”
–– Eric Fidler – Associated Press

Buffalo Return to the Plains

Buffalo Return to the Plains

“LaFave has a voice that somehow combines innocence and pain so effectively that it allows LaFave to wring more emotion from a ballad than perhaps anyone ever has. When he rocks, he does so with complete abandon. When he chronicles love, it’s with complete immersion. There is no pretense in him.”
–– Martin Fullington – Music Reviews Quarterly

Highway Trance

Highway Trance

“Highway Trance puts Jimmy LaFave in the first rank of roots rockers to emerge from Austin, Texas. His songwriting shows equal passion for road–house rock and romantic balladry, and his Night Tribe band is a killer.”
–– Don McLeese – Rolling Stone

Austin Skyline

Austin Skyline

“Jimmy LaFave’s songs move me ’cause he sings them with grit, passion, and uncommon beauty.”
–– Lucinda Williams – Recording Artist


“Imagine if Van Morrison had been a Texan; he might have sounded something like this.”
–– Nick Bollinger – The Listener (New Zealand)