Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments... for Lost Buckaroos by Sally Timms
What’s that you say, brother? Having trouble sleeping? Life’s burdens
got you staring at the ceiling all night? Booze and pills lost their
effectiveness in getting you to sweet unconsciousness?
Take heart, friend, because we have the panacea for you: Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos. On this seductive little album, 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.
Backing Cowboy Sally on this album 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, Fred Armisen (yes, THAT Fred Armisen), 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.
(From Bloodshot Records)