It's just what the title says...Western and Country...but a good deal of that Country is still Western-friendly to boot.
The very presence of lauded producer and multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines immediately signals a project that's worth an ear! Jay's solid baritone, with that edge of trail-wary experience in it as if he might have seen too much, is an effect that supports the words in songs like “Right Up To The Edge” or “The Lights Of Deadwood.” But Jay swings too, on “A Picture In My Wallet,” “My Baby's Arms” and the semi-instrumental “Texas Skies Shining In A Cowgirl's Eyes” Other songs like “The Gamble” and “A Cowboy's Tune” use the Cowboy framework to get some other jobs done. An interesting take on “Streets Of Laredo” closes it. Recommended. Thirteen tracks.
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