Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos
Take heart, friend, because Bloodshot has the panacea for you: Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos. On this handsome little package, Cowboy Sally curls up by your bedside and softly croons a dozen lullabies for adults about dreaming cowboys, sad milkmen, sweetheart waltzes, Dr. Strangelove, and bloody snowbirds. Her languid, dreamy, smooth-as-honeyed whiskey voice will take you on a pleasing journey through the un-make believe lands of sorrow, betrayal, and emotional devastation. It ain’t gonna help you sleep, but it helps to know that you’re not alone. Doesn’t it? Right? Is anybody out there?
Backing Cowboy Sally (who you might know as the smart-mouthed chanteuse of the Mekons) on this CD is an assortment of musicians that deliver the mood in spades. Anchored by the likes of Tom Ray (Devil in a Woodpile, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), John Herndon (Tortoise), and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Grievous Angels), there’s also appearances by Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons), Robbie Fulks, Andrew Bird, and Jane Baxter Miller (Pine Valley Cosmonauts). There’s also songs by Jeff Tweedy, Robbie Fulks, Johnny Cash and The Handsome Family. So, my wayward charges, saddle up with Sally and prepare for a ride you’ll not soon forget.